INSTRUCTION MANUAL

The “Quick Reference Guide” and “Software Start Guide” are provided at end of this manual.

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INSTRUCTION MANUAL

Introduction
The EOS 550D is a high-performance, digital single-lens reflex camera featuring a fine-detail CMOS sensor with 18.0 effective megapixels, DIGIC 4, high-precision and high-speed 9-point AF, approx. 3.7 fps continuous shooting, Live View shooting, and Full HD (Full HighDefinition) movie shooting. The camera is highly responsive for shooting at anytime, provides many functions fitted for advanced shooting, and offers many other features.

Take Test Shots to Familiarize Yourself with the Camera
With a digital camera, you can immediately view the image you have captured. While reading this manual, take a few test shots and see how they come out. You can then better understand the camera. To avoid botched pictures and accidents, first read the Safety Warnings (p.233, 234) and Handling Precautions (p.12,13).

Testing the Camera Before Use and Liability
After shooting, playback and check whether the images have been properly recorded. If the camera or memory card is faulty and the images cannot be recorded or downloaded to a computer, Canon cannot be held liable for any loss or inconvenience caused.

Copyrights
Copyright laws in your country may prohibit the use of your recorded images of people and certain subjects for anything but private enjoyment. Also be aware that certain public performances, exhibitions, etc., may prohibit photography even for private enjoyment.

This camera is compatible with SD memory cards, SDHC memory cards, and SDXC memory cards. This manual will refer to all these cards as just “card.” * The camera does not come with a card for recording images. Please purchase it separately.

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Item Check List
Before starting, check that all the following items have been included with your camera. If anything is missing, contact your dealer.

Camera
(with eyecup and body cap)

Battery Pack LP-E8 (with protective cover)

Battery Charger LC-E8/LC-E8E*

Wide Strap EW-100DB III

Interface cable

Stereo AV Cable AVC-DC400ST

EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk (Software)

EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk

Camera Instruction Manual (this booklet)

* Battery Charger LC-E8 or LC-E8E is provided. (The LC-E8E comes with a power cord.) If you purchased a Lens Kit, check that the lens is included. Depending on the Lens Kit type, the lens instruction manual might also be included. Be careful not to lose any of the above items.

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Conventions Used in this Manual
Icons in this Manual
<6> <V> <U> <0> : Indicates the Main Dial. : Indicates the <S> cross keys. : Indicates the setting button.

0, 9, 7, 8 : Indicates that the respective function remains active for 4 sec., 6 sec., 10 sec., or 16 sec. respectively after you let go of the button.
* In this manual, the icons and markings indicating the camera’s buttons, dials, and settings correspond to the icons and markings on the camera and on the LCD monitor.

3 : Indicates a function which can be changed by pressing the
<M> button and changing the setting.

M

: When shown on the upper right of the page, it indicates that the function is available only in the Creative Zone modes (p.20). : Tip or advice for better shooting. : Problem-solving advice. : Warning to prevent shooting problems. : Supplemental information.

(p.**) : Reference page numbers for more information.

Basic Assumptions
All operations explained in this manual assume that the power switch has already been set to <1> (p.27). It is assumed that all the menu settings and Custom Functions are set to the default. For explanatory purposes, the instructions show the camera attached with an EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens.

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Chapters
For first-time DSLR users, Chapters 1 and 2 explain the camera’s basic operations and shooting procedures.

Introduction
Camera basics.

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

Getting Started Basic Shooting and Image Playback
Fully automatic shooting for different subjects.

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Creative Shooting
Basic shooting features for specific types of subjects.

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Advanced Shooting
Advanced shooting features.

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Shooting with the LCD Monitor (Live View Shooting) Shooting Movies Handy Features
Convenient menu-based functions.

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Image Playback Printing Images Customizing the Camera Reference

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End Pages: Quick Reference Guide and Software Start Guide

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................................................................................................................................................................... 24 Installing and Removing the Battery......................... 54 C Creative Auto Shooting ....... 48 7 Disabling Flash...................................... 55 x Image Playback............................................................................................................................................................................................Contents Introduction 2 Item Check List.............................. 10 Handling Precautions .. 40 Formatting the Card................ 36 Q Using the Quick Control Screen .. 51 4 Shooting Close-ups ................. 58 6 ............................... 52 5 Shooting Moving Subjects.................... 46 1 Full Auto Techniques....................................................................... 35 Basic Operation ......................... 42 Switching the LCD Monitor Display ................................................................................................ 33 About the Lens Image Stabilizer............... 31 Attaching and Detaching a Lens .............................................................................................................. 27 Setting the Date and Time..................................................................................................................................... 12 Quick Start Guide ........................................................................................................ 3 Conventions Used in this Manual ...... 26 Turning on the Power ............................................................................................ 14 Nomenclature ...................................................................................... 53 6 Shooting Portraits at Night .......................................................................................... 16 1 Getting Started 23 Charging the Battery ....................................... 29 Selecting the Interface Language................. 50 3 Shooting Landscapes.................................................................................................................................................................... 49 2 Shooting Portraits....................................... 38 3 Menu Operations ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 5 Contents at a Glance............................................................................................... 44 2 Basic Shooting and Image Playback 45 1 Fully Automatic Shooting........... 30 Installing and Removing the SD Card ................................................................. 4 Chapters ......................................................

.................................................83 8: Automatic Depth-of-Field AE...............101 Auto Lighting Optimizer...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................75 4 Advanced Shooting 77 s: Action Shots ...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................85 q Changing the Metering Mode...............................................91 A Registering a Picture Style..62 D Using the Built-in Flash ............................................................................................................68 MF: Manual Focusing .................................................................................................86 Oy Setting Exposure Compensation ...................................................................................................................60 Z: Changing the ISO Speed ..........................................................99 2 White Balance Correction.........82 a: Manual Exposure...............................................................................69 i Continuous Shooting ....................64 E: Changing the AF Mode ........................106 7 ....97 A FE Lock................................................................................................................................................................80 Depth of Field Preview .........................66 S Selecting the AF Point .................................................89 A Customizing a Picture Style ....70 j Using the Self-timer .................................................................................................................................................................................78 f: Changing the Depth of Field ......................................71 Setting the Image-recording Quality..............................................................Contents 3 Creative Shooting 59 d: Program AE.................................72 A Selecting a Picture Style ...............................................................................................................................94 Setting the Color Space .......................................87 Auto Exposure Bracketing.........................................................98 B: Setting the White Balance .96 A AE Lock ..........................................................................103 Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction ........................................104 Preventing Camera Shake .....................................................................

....................................... 158 b Rotating the Image ........................................... 138 Card Reminder ................................. 138 Silencing the Beeper ............... 124 Shooting Function Settings ................................................................................................................................. 156 u/y Magnified View ................................................ 138 Setting the Image Review Time ................................................................................................................ 144 Preventing the LCD Monitor from Turning off Automatically ................................................................................................................................................... 120 6 7 Shooting Movies 123 k Shooting Movies............................................. 147 f Automatic Sensor Cleaning ............................................. 113 Focusing Manually....................................................................................................................... 139 File Numbering Methods ............................................................................................... 160 k Playing Movies ...Contents 5 Shooting with the LCD Monitor (Live View Shooting) 107 A Shooting with the LCD Monitor ....... 150 Appending Dust Delete Data ........... 159 k Enjoying Movies ................ 146 Setting the Flash .................................................................................................................................................... 153 8 Image Playback 155 HI Searching for Images Quickly................................................. 142 B Checking Camera Settings.. 140 Auto Rotation of Vertical Images .. 162 X Editing the Movie’s First and Last Scenes .................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 130 Handy Features 137 Handy Features ............ 151 Manual Sensor Cleaning ..................... 164 8 ............................................................................................................... 138 Setting the Auto Power-off Time...................................................................... 146 Changing the Shooting Settings Screen Color............................... 139 Adjusting the LCD Monitor Brightness ........................................ 108 Shooting Function Settings .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 111 Using AF to Focus ..... 143 Reverting the Camera to the Default Settings............................................................................

..................................183 W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) ...................................................................................225 Index ........................................................198 Setting Copyright Information.................................216 Troubleshooting Guide..........................................178 Trimming the Image .................................................................................................................171 B Shooting Information Display ...................................................................212 System Map .................................224 Specifications .............................................................................203 Remote Control Shooting.188 10 Customizing the Camera 189 Setting Custom Functions ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................185 Direct Printing with DPOF .........170 L Erasing Images ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................199 11 Reference 201 When Autofocus Fails ..165 Viewing the Images on TV ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................202 Using a Household Power Outlet ............................................................................................................................................................................................Contents Slide Show (Auto Playback)................................................................................173 9 Printing Images 175 Preparing to Print .........................................................206 Using Eye-Fi Cards ...................................204 External Speedlites .192 Registering My Menu ...........................................210 Menu Settings ........167 K Protecting Images ....................................................................................218 Error Codes.....................................................................176 wPrinting......................................190 Custom Function Settings .............................................208 Function Availability Table according to Shooting Modes..........................237 End Pages: Quick Reference Guide and Software Start Guide 243 9 ...............................................................................

64 (D Flash photography) p.124 (k Movie shooting) Take a picture of yourself in a group Freeze the action Blur the action Blur the background Keep the background in sharp focus Adjust the image brightness (exposure) Shoot in low light Shoot without flash Photograph fireworks at night Shoot while viewing the LCD monitor Shoot movies Image Quality Shoot with image effects matching the subject p.75 (Selecting a Picture Style) 10 .84 (Bulb exposure) p. 62.Contents at a Glance Shooting Shoot automatically Shoot continuously p.49 (7 Flash Off) p.57 (Basic Zone modes) p.108 (A Live View shooting) p. 53.78 (s Shutter-priority AE) p.45 .87 (Exposure compensation) p.50.46.80 (f Aperture-priority AE) p. 70 (i Continuous shooting) p.71 (j Self-timer) p.

67 (AI Servo AF) Playback View the images with the camera Search for pictures quickly Prevent important images from accidental deletion Delete unnecessary images View the images on a TV set Set the LCD brightness p.156 (H Index display) p.72 (76.170 (K Image protect) p.53.72 (73. 1) p. 86) Focusing Change the point of focus Shoot a moving subject p.167 (Video OUT) p.139 (LCD brightness) Printing Print pictures easily p.175 (Direct printing) 11 .Make a large-size print of the picture Take many pictures p. 83.68 (S AF point selection) p.171 (L Delete) p.58 (x Playback) p.

remove the lens. Do not drop it or subject it to physical shock. This is to avoid damaging the camera. If the camera will not be used for an extended period. The camera is not waterproof and cannot be used underwater. If you accidentally drop the camera into water. press the shutter button a few times once in a while to check that the camera is still working. promptly consult your nearest Canon Service Center. viewfinder. 12 . condensation may form on the camera and internal parts. remove the battery and store the camera in a cool. If there is condensation. Avoid storing the camera where there are corrosive chemicals such as a darkroom or chemical lab. first put the camera in a sealed plastic bag and let it adjust to the warmer temperature before taking it out of the bag. Never attempt to disassemble the camera yourself. For stubborn dirt. take the camera to the nearest Canon Service Center. have the camera checked by your Canon dealer or check the camera yourself and make sure it is working properly. wipe it with a well-wrung wet cloth. Never leave the camera near anything having a strong magnetic field such as a magnet or electric motor. If the camera has not been used for an extended period. This is to prevent the contacts from corroding. If you have not used the camera for some time or if there is an important shoot coming up. do not use the camera. Strong magnetic fields can cause camera misoperation or destroy image data. If the camera has been exposed to salty air. and wait until the condensation has evaporated before using the camera. Do not leave the camera in excessive heat such as in a car in direct sunlight. reflex mirror. The camera contains precision electronic circuitry. card and battery from the camera. Corroded contacts can cause camera misoperation. test all its functions before using it. Do not touch the camera’s electrical contacts with your fingers. Also avoid using or leaving the camera near anything emitting strong radio waves such as a large antenna. High temperatures can cause the camera to malfunction. dry. If condensation forms on the camera. If the camera is suddenly brought in from the cold into a warm room. Even while the camera is in storage. Do not use cleaners that contain organic solvents to clean the camera body or lens.Handling Precautions Camera Care This camera is a precision instrument. and focusing screen. To prevent condensation. Wipe off any water droplets with a dry cloth. Use a blower to blow away dust on the lens. well-ventilated location.

13 . or magnet. Contacts Cautions During Prolonged Use If you use continuous shooting. or vibration. the camera may become hot. Dead pixels displaying only black or red. the LCD monitor display may seem slow or it might look black. or wet the card.Handling Precautions LCD Monitor Although the LCD monitor is manufactured with very high precision technology with over 99. Do not store or use the card near anything having a strong magnetic field such as a TV set. are not a malfunction. Lens After detaching the lens from the camera. physical shock. screen burn-in may occur where you see remnants of what was displayed. They do not affect the images recorded. However. In case visible spots still remain after the automatic sensor cleaning. in rare cases lubricant from the camera’s internal parts may adhere to the front of the sensor. attach the lens caps or put down the lens with the rear end up to avoid scratching the lens surface and electrical contacts. or movie shooting for a prolonged period. About smear adhering to the front of the sensor Besides dust entering the camera from outside. having the sensor cleaned by a Canon Service Center is recommended. Also avoid places prone to having static electricity. Store the card in a case. this is only temporary and will disappear when the camera is left unused for a few days. Do not subject it to excessive force.99% effective pixels. or humid locations. In low or high temperatures. there might be a few dead pixels among the remaining 0. etc. Cards To protect the card and its recorded data. Although this is not a malfunction.. Live View shooting. Do not leave the card in direct sunlight or near a heat source. Do not store the card in hot. It will return to normal at room temperature. speakers. note the following: Do not drop. bend.01% or less pixels. holding the hot camera for a long period can cause slight skin burns. dusty. If the LCD monitor is left on for a prolonged period.

(p.26) To charge the battery. see page 29.31) With the card’s label facing you.33) Align the lens’ white or red index with the camera’s index in the matching color. Set the power switch to <1>. (p. (p. . (p. (p. insert it into the slot.33) Open the slot cover and insert a card. see page 24.27) When the LCD monitor displays the Date/Time setting screen.Quick Start Guide 1 2 3 4 5 14 White index Red index Insert the battery. Set the lens focus mode switch to <AF>. Attach the lens.

(p. press the <x> button (p. and the camera will focus the subject.37) Press the shutter button completely to take the picture. To delete an image. The shooting settings displayed on the LCD monitor will turn off when your eye nears the viewfinder eyepiece. see page 107. To display the image again. 15 . Press the shutter button halfway. see “Erasing Images” (p. If necessary.46) All the necessary camera settings will be set automatically. on the LCD monitor.Quick Start Guide 6 7 8 9 Set the Mode Dial to <1> (Full Auto). Review the picture. Take the picture. To shoot while looking at the LCD monitor. (p.58).171).37) Look through the viewfinder and aim the viewfinder center over the subject. (p. (p. Focus the subject. 2 sec. the built-in flash will popup automatically.138) The captured image will be displayed for approx.

Nomenclature
The names in bold indicate the parts mentioned up until the “Basic Shooting and Image Playback” section.
Mode Dial (p.20) Power switch (p.27) <Z> ISO speed setting button (p.62) <6> Main Dial (p.4) Shutter button (p.37) Built-in flash/AF-assist beam (p.64/147) EF Lens mount index (p.33) EF-S Lens mount index (p.33) Flash-sync contacts Hot shoe (p.206) <V> Focal plane mark (p.52) Strap mount (p.23) Red-eye reduction/ Self-timer lamp (p.65/71) Remote control sensor (p.106,204) Grip
Mirror (p.106,153)

Microphone (p.134) <D> Flash button (p.64)

Contacts (p.13) Lens mount Lens lock pin

Terminal cover Lens release button (p.34) Depth-of-field preview button (p.82)

External microphone IN terminal (p.134) Remote control terminal (p.205) Audio/video OUT/ Digital terminal (p.169,176) Body cap (p.33) HDMI mini OUT terminal (p.167)

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Nomenclature

Eyecup (p.205) Viewfinder eyepiece Display-off sensor (p.146)

Dioptric adjustment knob (p.36) <A> Live View shooting/ Movie shooting button (p.108/124) <A/I> AE lock/ FE lock button/ Index/Reduce button (p.97/98/156/158,183) <S/u> AF point selection/ Magnify button (p.68/158,183)

<B> Shooting settings display button (p.44,110,126, 143,173)

<M> Menu button (p.40) Speaker (p.162) Card slot cover (p.31)

LCD monitor (p.40,139)

<O> Aperture/ Exposure compensation button (p.83/87) Tripod socket <Q/l> Quick Control button/ Direct print button (p.38/181) <x> Playback button (p.58) <0> Setting button (p.40) <S> Cross keys (p.40) <WB> White balance selection button (p.99) <XA> Picture Style selection button (p.75) <Yi/Q> Drive mode selection button (p.70,71) <ZE> AF mode selection button (p.66) Card slot (p.31)

DC cord hole (p.203)

Access lamp (p.32) Battery compartment cover release lever (p.26) Battery compartment cover (p.26) <L> Erase button (p.171)

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Nomenclature

Shooting Settings Display
Exposure level indicator Exposure compensation amount (p.87) AEB range (p.89) Shutter speed Picture Style (p.75) Shooting mode Image-recording quality (p.72) 73 83 74 84 76 86 1 1+73 Large/Fine Large/Normal Medium/Fine Medium/Normal Small/Fine Small/Normal RAW RAW+Large/Fine Auto Lighting Optimizer (p.103) Drive mode (p.70,71) u Single shooting i Continuous shooting Q Self-timer/ Remote control l Self-timer:2 sec q Self-timer: Continuous Shots remaining Shots remaining during WB bracketing Self-timer countdown Bulb exposure time Metering mode (p.86) q Evaluative metering w Partial metering r Spot metering e Center-weighted average metering AF mode (p.66) X One-Shot AF 9 AI Focus AF Z AI Servo AF g Manual Focusing Aperture c Main Dial pointer (p.77) ISO speed (p.62) Flash exposure compensation (p.88) Highlight tone priority (p.194)

Quick Control icon (p.38) White balance (p.99) Q Auto W Daylight E Shade R Cloudy Y Tungsten light U White fluorescent light I Flash O Custom 2 White balance correction (p.101) B White balance bracketing (p.102) Eye-Fi transmission status* (p.208) Battery check (p.28) zxcn

* Displayed if an Eye-Fi card is used. The display will show only the settings currently applied.

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Nomenclature

Viewfinder Information
Spot metering circle Focusing screen AF point activation indicator < > AF points

<Z> ISO speed <2> White balance correction

<A> AE lock/ AEB in-progress

<o> Focus confirmation light Max. burst <0> Monochrome shooting ISO speed <A> Highlight tone priority Exposure level indicator Exposure compensation amount AEB range Red-eye reduction lamp-on indicator Aperture

<D> Flash-ready Improper FE lock warning <e> High-speed sync (FP flash) <d> FE lock/ FEB in-progress <y> Flash exposure compensation

Shutter speed FE lock (FEL) Busy (buSY) Built-in flash recycling (D buSY)

Card full warning (FuLL) Card error warning (Err) No card warning (Card)

The display will show only the settings currently applied.

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Nomenclature

Mode Dial The Mode Dial includes the Basic Zone modes, Creative Zone modes, and Movie shooting mode. Creative Zone These modes give you more control for shooting various subjects. d s a : Program AE (p.60) : Shutter-priority AE (p.78) : Manual exposure (p.83) AE (p.85)

f : Aperture-priority AE (p.80) 8: Automatic depth-of-field

Basic Zone All you do is press the shutter button. Fully-automatic shooting suiting the subject. 1: Full Auto (p.46) C: Creative Auto (p.55) Image Zone 7: Flash Off (p.49) 2 : Portrait (p.50) 3: Landscape (p.51) 4 : Close-up (p.52) 5: Sports (p.53) 6 : Night Portrait (p.54) k: Movie shooting (p.123)

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35) Lens mount index (p.33) Zoom ring (p.33) Contacts (p.34) Focusing ring (p.33) Zoom position index (p.69.35) Contacts (p.33) 21 .13) Lens with a distance scale Hood mount (p.120) Image Stabilizer switch (p.231) Zoom position index (p.231) Focus mode switch (p.231) Zoom ring (p.120) Focus mode switch (p.34) Distance scale Filter thread (front of lens) (p.Nomenclature Lens Lens without a distance scale Focusing ring (p.34) Hood mount (p.69.34) Filter thread (front of lens) (p.13) Lens mount index (p.231) Image Stabilizer switch (p.

Battery Charger LC-E8E Charger for Battery Pack LP-E8 (p.24). Charge lamp Full-charge lamp Battery pack slot Power cord Power cord socket 22 .Nomenclature Battery Charger LC-E8 Charger for Battery Pack LP-E8 (p.24). Battery pack slot Charge lamp Full-charge lamp Power plug This power unit is intended to be correctly orientated in a vertical or floor mount position.

1 Eyepiece cover 23 .Getting Started This chapter explains preparatory steps before you start shooting and basic camera operations. Attaching the Strap Pass the end of the strap through the camera’s strap mount eyelet from the bottom. The eyepiece cover is also attached to the strap (p. Then pass it through the strap’s buckle as shown in the illustration.205). Pull the strap to take up any slack and make sure the strap will not loosen from the buckle.

It takes approx. For safety reasons. As shown in the illustration.10°C / 43°F . 2 Attach the battery. The time required to recharge the battery depends on the ambient temperature and battery’s charge level. For LC-E8E LC-E8E Connect the power cord to the charger and insert the plug into the power outlet.50°F) will take a longer time (up to 4 hours). follow the above procedure in reverse. For LC-E8 As shown by the arrow. the full-charge lamp will turn green. recharging in low temperatures (6°C . When the battery is fully recharged. Recharging starts automatically and the charge lamp turns orange. flip out the battery charger’s prongs and insert the prongs into a power outlet. To detach the battery. 2 hours to fully recharge a completely exhausted battery at 23°C / 73°F.Charging the Battery 1 Remove the protective cover. LC-E8 3 Recharge the battery. attach the battery securely. 24 .

The battery charger is compatible with a 100 V AC to 240 V AC 50/ 60 Hz power source. Even during storage. the battery has reached the end of its service life. Doing so can damage the battery charger. Purchase a new battery. After recharging the battery. If necessary. 25 . If the battery is left in the camera for a prolonged period. Storing the battery after it is fully charged can lower the battery’s performance. attach a commercially-available plug adapter for the respective country or region. The Battery Pack LP-E8 is dedicated to Canon products only. a charged battery will gradually discharge and lose its power. Do not charge any battery other than the Battery Pack LP-E8. resulting in excess discharge and shorter battery life. The battery charger can also be used in foreign countries. Using it with an incompatible battery charger or product may result in malfunction or accidents for which Canon cannot be held liable. a small amount of power current is released. detach it and unplug the charger from the power outlet. If the battery becomes exhausted quickly even after being fully charged. Store the battery with the protective cover attached. remove the battery. When not using the camera. Do not attach any portable voltage transformer to the battery charger.Charging the Battery Tips for Using the Battery and Charger Recharge the battery on the day before or on the day it is to be used.

To prevent short circuiting. Otherwise. be sure to attach the protective cover to the battery. be careful not to swing it back further. Press the battery release lever as shown by the arrow and remove the battery. Press the cover Removing the Battery Open the cover and remove the battery. Insert the battery until it locks in place. 2 Insert the battery. the hinge might break. 1 Open the battery compartment cover. 3 Close the cover.Installing and Removing the Battery Installing the Battery Load a fully charged Battery Pack LP-E8 into the camera. the battery Insert the end with contacts.until it snaps shut. Slide the lever as shown by the arrow and open the cover. After opening the battery compartment cover. 26 .

About Auto Power Off To save battery power. just press the shutter button halfway (p.] will be displayed and the power will turn off after the card finishes recording the image. About the Automatic Self-Cleaning Sensor Whenever you set the power switch to <1> or <2>. see page 29 to set the date/time. If you repeatedly turn the power switch <1>/<2> at a short interval. Set to this position when not using the camera. <1> : The camera turns on. the LCD monitor will display <f>. Even during the sensor cleaning. <2> : The camera is turned off and does not operate. the camera turns off automatically after about 30 seconds of non-operation. 27 . you can still shoot by pressing the shutter button halfway (p. [Recording . You can change the auto power-off time with the menu’s [5 Auto power off] setting (p.37).139).. During the sensor cleaning. To turn on the camera again. This is normal and not a problem. the <f> icon might not be displayed. the sensor cleaning will be executed automatically.37) to stop the sensor cleaning and take a picture.Turning on the Power If the date/time setting screen appears when you turn on the power switch.. If you set the power switch to <2> while an image is being recorded to the card.

470 shots without flash use and approx. Depending on the lens used. For battery life with Live View shooting. 550 shots Approx. • Using the lens Image Stabilizer. 440 shots At 0°C / 32°F Approx. The Battery Grip BG-E8 approximately doubles the number of possible shots with two LP-E8 batteries installed. the number of possible shots at 23°C / 73°F is approx. but adequate power remains. Battery Life Temperature No Flash 50% Flash Use At 23°C / 73°F Approx. With size-AA/LR6 alkaline batteries. 270 shots with 50% flash use. see page 109. 400 shots The figures above are based on a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8. The number of possible shots will decrease with any of the following operations: • Pressing the shutter button halfway for a prolonged period. • Often activating only the AF without taking a picture. the number of possible shots may be lower. 28 . • Using the LCD monitor often. The lens operation is powered by the camera’s battery. and CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) testing standards. the battery level will be indicated in one of four levels: z : Battery level is OK. no Live View shooting. 470 shots Approx. x : Battery level is slightly down. c : Battery will be exhausted soon.Turning on the Power Checking the Battery Level When the power switch is set to <1>. n : Battery must be recharged.

Note that the date/time appended to recorded images will be based on this date/time setting. (Returns to b. then press <0>. Press then press <0>. Be sure to set the correct date/time. Press <0> so <a> is displayed. Press the <M> button to return to the shooting settings display. Press the <V> key to set the number. The date/time will be set. Press the <M> button to display the menu. the 3 SetPress date and time. the Date/Time setting screen will appear. If this happens. 1 Display the menu. Press the <V> key to select [Date/ Time]. Follow steps 3 and 4 to set the date/time. 4 Exit the the <U> key to select [OK].to select the the <U> key date or time number. then press <0>. set the date/time again. If you store the camera without the battery or if the camera’s battery becomes exhausted.) setting. Under 2 Time]. select [Date/ Press the <U> key to select the [6] tab. The date/time set will start from when you press <0> in step 4. the date/time might be reset.3 Setting the Date and Time When you turn on the power for the first time or if the date/time has been reset. 29 . the [6] tab.

then press <0>. 30 . The interface language will change. select Press the <U> key to select the [6] tab. Press the <M> button to display the menu. the 3 SetPress desired language. Press the <M> button to return to the shooting settings display. tab. then press <0>. Press the <V> key to select [LanguageK] (the third item from the top).3 Selecting the Interface Language 1 Display the menu. the the <V> key to select language. Under the [6] 2 [LanguageK].

etc. 3 Close the cover. Slide the cover as shown by the arrow to open it. the card. Make sure the card’s write protect switch is set upward to enable writing/erasing. Possible shots The number of possible shots depends on the remaining capacity of the card. When you set the power switch to <1>. face As the card’s label side toward you and insert it until it clicks in place.138). 31 . Installing the Card 1 Write protect switch Open the cover.and slide it in the Close the cover direction shown by the arrow until it snaps shut. the number of possible shots will be displayed on the LCD monitor. Setting the [1 Release shutter without card] menu option to [Disable] will prevent you from forgetting to install a card (p. 2 Insertshown by the illustration.Installing and Removing the SD Card The captured images are recorded onto the card (sold separately). image-recording quality. ISO speed.

transfer all the images and then format the card with the camera (p. then let go. remove and reinstall the card. card. Gently in the The card will stick out. then open the cover. Do not touch the card’s contacts with your fingers or metal objects. • Shaking or banging the camera around.140). Pull the card straight out. The card may then return to normal. Set the power switch to <2>. If a card-related error message is displayed on the LCD monitor. If the error persists. It may also damage the card or camera. then close the cover.. Check that “Recording. Doing so may damage the image data.. the image number might not start from 0001 (p.” is not displayed on the LCD monitor. it indicates that the images are being written to or read by the card. • Removing the battery. or data is being transferred. 32 . being erased. • Opening the card slot cover. Make sure the access lamp is off. If the card already contains recorded images. While the access lamp is lit or blinking. the 2 Remove pushcard.42). never do any of the following. If you can transfer all the images in the card to a computer. use a different card.Installing and Removing the SD Card Removing the Card 1 Access lamp Open the cover. When the access lamp is lit or blinking.

set the focus mode 3 On the to <AF> (autofocus).Attaching and Detaching a Lens Attaching a Lens 1 White index Remove the caps. Red index lens. 4 Remove the front lens cap. Remove the rear lens cap and the body cap by turning them as shown by the arrows. Turn the lens as shown by the arrow until it snaps in place. Remove dust on the body cap before attaching it. do it in a place with minimal dust. be sure to attach the body cap to the camera. When storing the camera without a lens attached. autofocus will not operate. lens. switch If it is set to <MF> (manual focus). Minimizing Dust When changing lenses. 33 . 2 Attach the lens’ red or white index with Align the the camera’s index matching the same color.

Doing so may cause loss of vision.9 mm / 0.) 35mm image size (36 x 24 mm / 1.94 in. Turn the lens until it stops.42 x 0.88 x 0.59 in. turn the zoom ring on the lens with your fingers. Image sensor size (22. Turning the zoom ring after achieving focus may throw off the focus slightly. it will look like the lens focal length is increased by 1. If the front part (focusing ring) of the lens rotates during autofocusing. Do not look at the sun directly through any lens. turn the lens as shown by the arrows.6x. Attach the rear lens cap to the detached lens.) 34 . Image Conversion Factor Since the image sensor size is smaller than the 35mm film format.3 x 14. do it before focusing. If you want to zoom. do not touch the rotating part.Attaching and Detaching a Lens About Zooming To zoom. then detach it. Detaching the Lens While pressing the lens release button.

However. The Image Stabilizer may not be effective if the subject moves at the time of exposure.6 IS lens as an example. picture. 35 . camera shake is corrected to obtain a less blurred shot. Set also the camera’s power switch to <1>. Some IS lenses enable you to switch the IS mode manually to suit the shooting conditions. 3 Take thethe picture looks steady in the When viewfinder. the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5. The Image Stabilizer can operate with the focus mode switch set to either <f> or <g>. 2 Press the shutter button halfway. If the camera is mounted on a tripod. The Image Stabilizer is effective even when the camera is mounted on a monopod. The Image Stabilizer may not be effective for excessive shaking such as on a rocking boat. 1 Set the IS switch to <1>.About the Lens Image Stabilizer When you use the IS lens’ built-in Image Stabilizer. * IS stands for Image Stabilizer.5-5.6 IS lenses switch the IS mode automatically.5-5. The procedure explained here is based on the EF-S 18-55mm f/3. you can save battery power by switching the IS switch to <2>. The Image Stabilizer will operate.6 IS and EF-S 18-135mm f/3. press the shutter button completely to take the picture.

see page 107. using Dioptric Adjustment Lens E (10 types. To maintain a stable stance. Horizontal shooting Vertical shooting 1. Turn the knob left or right until the nine AF points in the viewfinder look sharp. place one foot in front of the other. 3. 2.Basic Operation Adjusting the Viewfinder Clarity Turn the dioptric adjustment knob. Hold the lens bottom with your left hand. Press the shutter button lightly with your right hand’s index finger. 36 . Press your arms and elbows lightly against the front of your body. 5. Wrap your right hand around the camera grip firmly. Holding the Camera To obtain sharp images. 6. Press the camera against your face and look through the viewfinder. 4. sold separately) is recommended. To shoot while looking at the LCD monitor. If the camera’s dioptric adjustment still cannot provide a sharp viewfinder image. hold the camera still to minimize camera shake.

note the following: • Hold and steady the camera as shown on the previous page. and image recording. Even during the menu display. It can cause blurred pictures. you can instantly go back to shooting-ready by pressing the shutter button halfway. image playback. The exposure setting (shutter speed and aperture) is displayed in the viewfinder (0). the camera will take a moment before it takes the picture. If you press the shutter button completely without pressing it halfway first or if you press the shutter button halfway and then press it completely immediately. Pressing completely This releases the shutter and takes the picture. Preventing Camera Shake Hand-held camera movement during the moment of exposure is called camera shake. then slowly press the shutter button completely. • Press the shutter button halfway to autofocus. You can press the shutter button halfway. Pressing halfway This activates autofocusing and automatic exposure metering that sets the shutter speed and aperture. Then you can further press the shutter button completely.Basic Operation Shutter Button The shutter button has two steps. 37 . To prevent camera shake.

72). the 2 SetPress desired setting. 1 Display the Quick Control screen. This is called the Quick Control screen. When the shooting settings are displayed. 38 . you can select certain drive modes (p. 3 Take thethe shutter button completely to Press take the picture. press the <Q> button. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting.70) and the imagerecording quality (p. Basic Zone modes Creative Zone modes picture. In the Basic Zone modes (except C).Q Using the Quick Control Screen You can directly select and set the shooting functions displayed on the LCD monitor. The Quick Control screen will activate (7). the the <S> key to select function to be set. The selected function is displayed on the screen’s bottom.

select the function and press <0>. Function Setting Display On the Quick Control screen.Q Using the Quick Control Screen Quick Control Screen Nomenclature Aperture (p.72) Picture Style (p.103) Drive mode (p. <0> 39 .86) AF mode (p.78) Exposure compensation/ AEB setting (p. You can also press the <U> key to change the setting.66) Asterisked functions cannot be set with the Quick Control screen. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting.20) Image-recording quality (p.75) White balance (p.80) Shutter speed (p.70) Metering mode (p.99) ISO speed (p. The respective setting screen will then appear (except for the shutter speed and aperture).88) Auto Lighting Optimizer (p.89) Shooting mode* (p. Press <0> to finalize the setting and return to the Quick Control screen.194) Flash exposure compensation (p.62) Highlight tone priority* (p.

and <0> button on the camera back. <S> cross keys. date/time. While looking at the LCD monitor.3 Menu Operations You can set various functions with the menus such as the image-recording quality. <M> button <0> button LCD monitor <S> Cross keys Menu Screen Basic Zone modes Movie shooting mode * In Basic Zone modes and Movie shooting mode. Creative Zone modes 3 Playback 1 Shooting Tab 5 Set-up 9 My Menu Menu settings Menu items 40 . use the <M> button. the tabs and menu options displayed will be different. etc.

or <U> key to Press the <V> select the desired setting. the setting. 5 SetPress desired set it. A list of menu functions is on page 212. then press <0>. Press the <M> button to display the menu.3 Menu Operations Menu Setting Procedure 1 Display the menu. 2 Select athe <U> key to select a tab. The explanation of menu functions hereinafter assumes that you have pressed the <M> button to display the menu screen. 4 Select the setting. <0> to setting. Press You can also turn the <6> dial to select a tab.) The current setting is indicated in blue. (Some settings require you to press either the <V> or <U> key to select it. 41 . 3 Select the desiredkey to select the Press the <V> item. tab. 6 Exit the the <M> button to return Press to the shooting settings display. item.

all images and data in the card will be erased. press <0>. before formatting the card. transfer the images to a computer. Even protected images will be erased. Under the [5] tab. If necessary. format the card with the camera. 42 . then select [OK]. For low-level formatting. the menu will reappear. 1 Select [Format].3 Formatting the Card If the card is new or was previously formatted by another camera or computer. select [Format]. When the formatting is completed. press the <L> button to checkmark [Low level format] with <X>. When the card is formatted.. Select [OK]. then The card will be formatted. 2 Format the card. then press <0>. so make sure there is nothing you need to keep. etc.

Since low-level formatting will erase all recordable sectors in the card. the software in the card must be installed in your computer. The actual data is not completely erased. The card was formatted by a different camera or a computer.3 Formatting the Card Execute [Format] in the following cases: The card is new. normal formatting will have been completed and you can use the card as usual. execute low-level formatting or destroy the card physically to prevent the data from being leaked. The card is full with images or data. You can stop the low-level formatting by selecting [Cancel]. This device incorporates exFAT technology licensed from Microsoft. Be aware of this when selling or discarding the card. Then format the card with the camera. only the file management information is changed. Before using a new Eye-Fi card. The card capacity displayed on the card format screen might be smaller than the capacity indicated on the card. 43 . the formatting will take slightly longer than normal formatting. When discarding the card. Even in this case. When the card is formatted or data is erased. About Low-level Formatting Do low-level formatting if the card’s recording or reading speed seems slow.224). A card-related error is displayed (p.

menu screen. Pressing the <B> button turns the display on or off. the display-off sensor (p. If you look at the viewfinder while wearing sunglasses. 44 . The LCD monitor turns on again when your eye leaves the viewfinder eyepiece. If a fluorescent light is nearby. Press the button again to return to the previous screen. you can instantly return to the shooting settings screen (shown above) and shoot by pressing the shutter button halfway.17.Switching the LCD Monitor Display The LCD monitor can display the shooting settings screen. If this happens. Appears when you press the <x> button. etc. press the <B> button to turn off the monitor. When your eye nears the viewfinder eyepiece. take the camera away from the fluorescent light. the LCD monitor might not turn off automatically. While the menu screen or image is displayed as shown below. Press the button again to return to the previous screen. Shooting Settings Displayed when the camera is turned on. This prevents the bright LCD monitor from interfering with your view. In such a case. Menu Functions Captured Image Appears when you press the <M> button. image. the LCD monitor might turn off. 146) turns off the LCD monitor automatically.

With the Basic Zone modes. The settings (functions set automatically) which cannot be set by the user are grayed out. the Auto Lighting Optimizer will adjust the image automatically to obtain the optimum brightness and contrast. to prevent botched pictures due to mistaken operations. Also.Basic Shooting and Image Playback This chapter explains how to use the Basic Zone modes on the Mode Dial for best results and how to playback images. It is also enabled by default in the Creative Zone modes (p.210). Ba si cZ one 45 . all you do is point and shoot and the camera sets everything automatically (p. 2 About the Auto Lighting Optimizer In the Basic Zone modes. major shooting settings cannot be changed in the fully-automatic modes.103).

All the AF points will be used to focus. and generally the closest object will be focused. the built-in flash will popup automatically. 2 Aim any AF point over the subject. If necessary. At the same time. The dot inside the AF point achieving focus flashes briefly in red. you can push it back down with your fingers. the beeper will sound and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will light. 3 Focus the subject. If the built-in flash has popped up. and Press the shutter button the lens will adjust the focus. 46 . halfway. Focus confirmation light picture. Aiming the center AF point over the subject will make focusing easier. on the LCD monitor.1 Fully Automatic Shooting 1 AF point Set the Mode Dial to <1>. 4 Take thethe shutter button completely to Press take the picture. The captured image will be displayed for about 2 sec.

1 Fully Automatic Shooting

FAQ
The focus confirmation light <o> blinks and focus is not achieved. Aim the AF point over an area having good contrast, then press the shutter button halfway (p.202). If you are too close to the subject, move away and try again. Sometimes multiple AF points flash simultaneously. This indicates that focus has been achieved at all those AF points. When the AF point covering the desired subject flashes, take the picture. The beeper continues to beep softly. (The focus confirmation light <o> does not light.) It indicates that the camera is focusing continuously on a moving subject. (The focus confirmation light <o> does not light.) While the beeper is beeping, you can press the shutter button completely to shoot a moving subject in focus. Pressing the shutter button halfway does not focus the subject. When the focus mode switch on the lens is set to <MF> (Manual Focus), the camera does not focus. Set the focus mode switch to <AF> (Auto Focus). Although it is daylight, the flash popped up. For a backlit subject, the flash may pop up to help reduce the subject’s dark shadow. In low light, the built-in flash fired a series of flashes. Pressing the shutter button halfway may trigger the built-in flash to fire a series of flashes to assist autofocusing. This is called AF-assist beam. It is effective up to approx. 4 meters/13.1 feet away. Although flash was used, the picture came out dark. The subject was too far away. The subject should be within 5 meters/16.4 feet from the camera. When flash was used, the bottom part of the picture came out unnaturally dark. The subject was too close to the camera, and a shadow was created by the lens barrel. The subject should be at least 1 meter/3.3 feet away from the camera. If a hood has been attached to the lens, remove it before taking the flash picture.

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Recomposing the Shot

Depending on the scene, position the subject toward the left or right to create a balanced background and good perspective. In the <1> (Full Auto) mode, while you press the shutter button halfway to focus a still subject, the focus will be locked. You can then recompose the shot and press the shutter button completely to take the picture. This is called “focus lock”. Focus lock is also possible in other Basic Zone modes (except <5> Sports).

Shooting a Moving Subject

In the <1> (Full Auto) mode, if the subject moves (distance to camera changes) during or after you focus, AI Servo AF will take effect to focus the subject continuously. As long as you keep aiming the AF point on the subject while pressing the shutter button halfway, the focusing will be continuous. When you want to take the picture, press the shutter button completely.

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7 Disabling Flash
In places where flash photography is prohibited, use the <7> (Flash Off) mode. This mode is also effective for candlelight scenes when you want to capture the ambient light.

Shooting Tips
If the numeric display in the viewfinder blinks, take care to prevent camera shake. Under low light when camera shake is prone to occur, the viewfinder’s shutter speed display will blink. Hold the camera steady or use a tripod. When using a zoom lens, use the wide-angle end to reduce blur caused by camera shake. Taking portraits without flash. Under low light, the person must not move until the picture is taken. If the person moves during the exposure, he or she might look blurred in the picture.

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The <2> (Portrait) mode blurs the background to make the human subject stand out. It also makes flesh tones and the hair look softer than with the <1> (Full Auto) mode.

Shooting Tips
The farther the distance between the subject and background, the better. The further the distance between the subject and background, the more blurred the background will look. The subject will also stand out better in front of a plain, dark background. Use a telephoto lens. If you have a zoom lens, use the telephoto end to fill the frame with the subject from the waist up. Move in closer if necessary. Focus the face. Check that the AF point covering the face flashes in red.

If you hold down the shutter button, you can shoot continuously to obtain different poses and facial expressions. (max. approx. 3.7 shots/sec.) If necessary, the built-in flash will pop up automatically.

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Use the <3> (Landscape) mode for wide scenery, night scenes, or to have everything in focus from near to far. The greens and blues also become more vivid and sharper than with <1> (Full Auto).

Shooting Tips
With a zoom lens, use the wide-angle end. When using the wide-angle end of a zoom lens, objects near and far will be in focus better than at the telephoto end. It also adds breadth to landscapes. Shooting night scenes. Since the built-in flash will be disabled, this mode <3> is also good for night scenes. Use a tripod to prevent camera shake. If you want to photograph a person against a night scene, set the Mode Dial to <6> (Night Portrait) and use a tripod (p.54).

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4 Shooting Close-ups When you want to photograph flowers or small things up close. 52 . If you are too close to the subject and the bottom of the picture looks dark. Check the lens for its minimum focusing distance. To make small things appear much larger. the focus confirmation light <o> will blink. A simple background makes the flower. using the telephoto end will make the subject look larger.8ft>. use the <4> (Close-up) mode. The lens minimum focusing distance is measured from the <V> (focal plane) mark on the camera to the subject. Shooting Tips Use a simple background. use a macro lens (sold separately).. If you have a zoom lens. If you are too close to the subject. Some lenses have indications such as <40. the built-in flash will fire. use the telephoto end. stand out better.25m/0. With a zoom lens. move away from the subject. etc. Under low light. Move to the subject as close as possible.

the beeper will continue beeping softly. continuous shooting (max. During autofocusing. use the <5> (Sports) mode. Under low light when camera shake is prone to occur. approx.7 shots per sec.) and autofocusing will take effect. 53 . If focus cannot be achieved. the focus confirmation light <o> will blink. Shooting Tips Use a telephoto lens. the viewfinder’s shutter speed display on the bottom left will blink. 3. Hold the camera steady and shoot. When you want to take the picture.5 Shooting Moving Subjects To photograph a moving subject. whether it is a child running or a moving vehicle. press the shutter button completely. then press the shutter button halfway to auto focus. If you hold down the shutter button. Using a telephoto lens is recommended so you can shoot from afar. Use the center AF point to focus. Aim the center AF point over the subject.

If the self-timer is also used.4 feet from the camera. Also. Since camera shake is prone to occur with night shots. use the <6> (Night Portrait) mode. When using a zoom lens.4 feet from the camera. Shoot also with <1> (Full Auto). Shooting Tips Use a wide-angle lens and a tripod. The effective distance of the built-in flash is 5 meters/16. Tell the subject to keep still even after the flash fires. use the wide-angle end to obtain a wide night view. the self-timer lamp will light briefly when the picture is taken. the built-in flash will fire automatically to obtain a good exposure of the person. use a tripod to prevent camera shake. 54 . shooting also with <1> (Full Auto) is recommended. Under low light.6 Shooting Portraits at Night To shoot someone at night and obtain a natural-looking exposure in the background. Keep the person within 5 meters/16.

whereas the <C> Creative Auto mode enables you to easily change the picture’s brightness. * CA stands for Creative Auto. see page 56-57. <Q> 2 Press the use thebutton. picture. the Creative Auto settings will revert to the default. to select You can <S> key the function (7). A brief description of the selected function is displayed on the screen’s bottom. Press the shutter button halfway to return to the screen in step 2. the image-recording quality. For details about each function. color tone (Picture Style).C Creative Auto Shooting Basic Zone modes except <C> (Creative Auto) take care of everything. 55 . The default settings are the same as the <1> (Full Auto) mode. 1 Set the Mode Dial to <C>. If you change the shooting mode or if the power turns off via auto power off (p. However. the the <S> key to select function to be set. selftimer and remote control settings will be retained.139) or by the power switch being set to <2>. depth of field. The Creative Auto screen appears on the LCD monitor. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting. the 3 SetPress desired setting. 4 Take thethe shutter button completely to Press take the picture. etc.

When flash is used. the picture will look darker. see “Disabling Flash” on page 49. (2) Blurring/sharpening the background If you move the index mark toward the left. the picture will look brighter. the background might not look so blurred. <D> (Flash on). see “Shooting Portraits” on page 50. the background will look more blurred. it will not be applied. 56 . If you want to blur the background. If you move it toward the right. (3) Adjusting the picture brightness If you move the index mark toward the left. If you move it toward the right.C Creative Auto Shooting Shutter speed and aperture (1) (2) (3) (4) (6) (5) Possible shots Battery check (1) Flash firing <a> (Auto flash). the background will look more in focus. or <b> (Flash off) can be selected. Depending on the lens and shooting conditions. This setting cannot be set (grayed out) while the built-in flash is popped up. If you set <b> (Flash off).

or black-and-white photos. you can display the [Drive mode] selection screen and set the same settings. * By pressing <0>. (6) Image-recording quality To set the image-recording quality.. continuous. Press the <V> key to set the number of multiple shots (2 to 10) to be taken with the selftimer. (p. the set number of shots is taken continuously. you can set it for portraits.C Creative Auto Shooting (4) Image effects Besides the standard image effect. landscapes. Remote control shooting is also possible (p. you can display the [Quality] selection screen and set the same settings.75: Picture Style) <P> (Standard): Standard image effect applicable to most scenes. <R> (Vivid blues and greens): For impressive landscapes. and self-timer shooting <i> (Continuous shooting): Shoot continuously at a maximum of about 3. <q> (Self-timer:Continuous): After 10 sec.204).71. (5) Single. <Q> (Self-timer/Remote control): See the “Using the Self-timer” note ( ) on p. <V> (Monochrome image): Creates black-and-white photos. By pressing <0>. <Q> (Smooth skin tones): Effective for close-ups of women or children. 57 . see “Setting the Image-recording Quality” on page 72-74.7 frames per second (fps).

image. For more details on the playback procedure. 1 Playback the image. press the <Y> key. Each time you press the <B> button. the last captured image will be displayed. To view images starting with the first (oldest) image. press the <Z> key. 3 Exit the the <x> button to exit the Press image playback and return to the shooting settings display. When you press the <x> button. 2 Select theimages starting with the last To view image. see page 155. 58 . the display format will change.x Image Playback The easiest way to playback images is explained below. With no information displayed Basic information displayed Histogram display Detailed information display image playback.

the camera sets the shutter speed and aperture automatically to obtain a standard exposure. 3 59 . you can set various functions and be more creative. In the <d> (Program AE) mode. to prevent spoiled shots. * AE stands for Auto Exposure. most functions are set automatically and cannot be changed.Creative Shooting In the Basic Zone modes. The difference between the Basic Zone modes and <d> is explained on page 210. * <d> stands for Program. In the <d> (Program AE) mode.

2 Focus the subject. The dot inside the AF point achieving focus flashes briefly in red. Look through the viewfinder and aim the selected AF point over the subject. the camera sets the exposure (shutter speed and aperture) automatically. and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder’s bottom right lights (with One Shot AF + automatic AF point selection). 3 Check the shutter speed and aperture display. 60 . 1 Set the Mode Dial to <d>. 4 Take the picture. Then press the shutter button halfway. A correct exposure will be obtained as long as the shutter speed and aperture display do not blink. The shutter speed and aperture will be set automatically and displayed in the viewfinder.d: Program AE To obtain a good exposure of the subject. This is called Program AE. and press the Compose the shot shutter button completely.

With <d>. Differences Between <d> and <1> (Full Auto) With <1>.d: Program AE Shooting Tips Change the ISO speed or use the built-in flash. After you take the picture. press the <I> (Flash) button to pop up the built-in flash. the program shift will be canceled. turn the <6> dial to change the shutter speed and aperture setting combination (program). So under low light. In the <d> mode. either increase the ISO speed (p. Program shift is not possible with flash. and other functions (p. the built-in flash will not fire automatically. as shown in the figure. You can freely set the AF mode. In bright light (4000 22). The program can be shifted. and built-in flash are set automatically to prevent spoiled shots. you can change the ISO speed (p.62) or use the built-in flash (p. built-in flash. only the shutter speed and aperture are set automatically.5).64). In very low light or very bright light.62) or use flash (p. The functions you can set are limited. To match the subject and ambient lighting level. drive mode. 61 .210). drive mode. decrease the ISO speed.64). many functions such the AF mode. In low light (30" 3. (Program shift) After pressing the shutter button halfway. the shutter speed and aperture display will blink when you press the shutter button halfway.

63). “H” (equivalent to ISO 12800) can also be set (p.194). In the [7 Custom Functions (C. ISO Speed Guide ISO Speed 100 . 1 Press the <Z> button.6400 (p.Fn)] menu.Z: Changing the ISO SpeedN Set the ISO speed (image sensor’s sensitivity to light) to suit the ambient light level.63). etc. 62 . the ISO speed is set automatically (p. 2 SetTurn the <6> dial or press the <U> key to select the ISO speed. In the [7 Custom Functions (C. the farther the flash range will be (p. (9) [ISO speed] will appear. the settable ISO speed range will be ISO 200 .6400. Using a high ISO speed or shooting in high-temperature conditions may result in more grainy images.400 400 . the ISO speed will be set automatically (p. With “AUTO” selected.) may appear.1600 1600 . the ISO speed. if [ISO expansion] is set to [1: On]. if [Highlight tone priority] is set to [1: Enable]. You can also set the ISO speed in the viewfinder while turning the <6> dial.64). Long exposures can also cause irregular colors in the image. dots of light.Fn)] menu.192). H Shooting Situation (No flash) Sunny outdoors Overcast skies or evening time Dark indoors or night Flash Range The higher the ISO speed. noise (banding. In the Basic Zone modes. When you shoot at high ISO speeds.

the actual ISO speed to be set will be displayed when you press the shutter button halfway. *3: In the <d/8> modes and Basic Zone modes <except 6>. 400. However. If the maximum ISO speed has been set to [400] or [800].6400*1 Fixed at ISO 100 Fixed at ISO 400*2*3 *1: Depending on the maximum ISO speed that has been set. then press <0>. 800.Z: Changing the ISO SpeedN About “AUTO” for Automatic ISO Speed If the ISO speed is set to “AUTO”. Select the ISO speed. 63 . the ISO speed will be displayed in whole-stop increments of 100. 1600. 200. the ISO speed will be set automatically to suit the shooting mode. As indicated below. in the image’s shooting information. the actual ISO speed may be set more precisely. then press <0>. or 3200. *2: If fill flash results in overexposure. ISO 400 1600 will be set automatically if bounce flash is used with an external Speedlite. you may find an ISO speed like 125 or 640 displayed as the ISO speed. When “AUTO” is set. you can set the maximum ISO speed within ISO 400 6400. 3 Setting the Maximum ISO Speed for Auto ISON For Auto ISO. Therefore. select [ISO Auto]. Under the [y] tab. ISO 100 or a higher ISO will be set.3200 Automatically set within ISO 100 . the ISO speed will be set within this range. Shooting Mode 1/7/3/4/5/6/C d/s/f/a/8 2 With flash ISO Speed Setting Automatically set within ISO 100 .

5.3.5 .42 / 3.34 1 .5 / 3.61 1 .9.5 / 3.5 / 3. in meters / feet] Telephoto 1 . 1 Press the <D> button. just pop up the built-in flash and press the shutter button to take flash pictures.5 / 3.) will be set automatically to prevent camera shake. In the bottom left check that the <D> icon is lit.D Using the Built-in Flash In indoors.6 IS lens / EF-S 18-135mm f/3.6 IS lens 64 . While the flash is recycling.5 1 .4.5 / 3.5 .19 / 3. button halfway.43 1 .5 .5 . 2 Press the shutterof the viewfinder.6.24 1 .26 / 3.5 .138 [Approx.15 / 3.5 .5 . the shutter speed (1/60 sec.5 . “DbuSY” is displayed in the viewfinder. Effective Flash Range ISO Speed 100 200 400/AUTO 800 1600 3200 6400 H: 12800 Wide Angle 1 .5 .5 .31 1 . low light.30 / 3.49 1 .3. . 3 Take thefocus is achieved and you When press the shutter button completely.11 1 .5 .5 .5 .17 1 .5-5. or backlit conditions in daylight.22 1 . the flash will fire for the picture.15 1 . and [BUSYD] is displayed on the LCD monitor.5-5.97 1 .13 / 3.5 . In the <d> mode.1/200 sec. you can press the <D> button anytime to take flash pictures.12 1 .5 / 3.21 / 3.7.86 EF-S 18-55mm f/3.69 1 .5 / 3. In Creative Zone modes.7.5 .2. picture.11 / 3.5 / 3.5 .

65 . increase the ISO speed. then press <0>. or when you go closer to the subject. Under the [1] tab. For best results. then press <0>. the picture will be taken. Red-eye reduction will work in any shooting mode except <7> <3> <5> <k>. the bottom of the picture might look dark due to the obstructed flash. you can extend the flash range. 3 Using Red-eye Reduction Using the red-eye reduction lamp before taking a flash picture can reduce red eye. take the picture after this display turns off. decrease the ISO speed. Select [Enable]. Then when you press the shutter button completely. check the image on the LCD monitor to make sure the flash exposure looks good (not dark at the bottom). For important shots.3 feet away from the subject. decrease the ISO speed. Detach the lens hood and keep at least 1 meter/3. If the lens has a hood attached or you are too close to the subject. For flash photography. select [Red-eye reduc. The red-eye reduction feature is most effective when the subject looks at the red-eye reduction lamp. If the exposure setting in the viewfinder blinks. when you press the shutter button halfway.]. When you press the shutter button halfway.D Using the Built-in Flash Shooting Tips If the subject is far away. The effectiveness of red-eye reduction varies depending on the subject. when the room is well lit. the viewfinder display on the bottom will gradually turn off. In bright light. the red-eye reduction lamp will light. By increasing the ISO speed.

the focus will be locked. and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will also light. then press <0>. the optimum AF mode is set automatically. the exposure setting will be set at the same time focus is achieved. With evaluative metering (p. Aim the AF point over the subject and press the shutter button halfway. One-Shot AF for Still Subjects Suited for still subjects. to select the AF Press the <U> key mode.E: Changing the AF ModeN You can select the AF mode suiting the shooting conditions or subject. the dot inside the AF point achieving focus lights briefly in red. 2 Press mode] will appear. 1 On the lens. 4 Focus the subject. When focus is achieved. While you hold down the shutter button halfway. the <ZE> button. The camera will then autofocus in the selected AF mode. 66 . In the Basic Zone modes. [AF 3 Select the AF mode. When you press the shutter button halfway. the camera will focus only once. set the focus mode switch to <AF>. You can then recompose the shot if desired.86).

67 . the subject will be focused continuously. AI Focus AF for Automatic Switching of AF Mode AI Focus AF switches the AF mode from One-Shot AF to AI Servo AF automatically if the still subject starts moving. If the [1 Beep] menu is set to [Disable]. if the subject moves away from the center AF point. If this occurs. While you hold down the shutter button halfway. The exposure is set at the moment the picture is taken. the beeper will not sound even when focus is achieved. AI Servo AF for Moving Subjects This AF mode is for moving subjects when the focusing distance keeps changing.E: Changing the AF ModeN If focus cannot be achieved. the beeper will not sound when focus is achieved. When the AF point selection (p. the camera will detect the movement and change the AF mode automatically to AI Servo AF.202). if the subject starts moving. focus tracking continues as long as the subject is covered by another AF point. During autofocusing. the beeper will sound softly.68) is automatic. Or see “When Autofocus Fails” (p. the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will not light. Recompose the picture and try to focus again. the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will blink. the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will not light. After the subject is focused in the One-Shot AF mode. However. the camera first uses the center AF point to focus. With AI Servo AF. a picture cannot be taken even if the shutter button is pressed completely. When focus is achieved in the AI Focus AF mode with the Servo mode active. Also.

S Selecting the AF PointN In the Basic Zone modes. 3 Focus the selected AF point over the Aim subject and press the shutter button halfway to focus. <s>. all the AF points are active. While looking at the viewfinder. the camera sometimes may not focus the subject you want. <f>. Therefore. 1 Press the <S> button. and <a> modes. 2 Select the AF point. you can select one AF point to focus where you want. the AF point covering the closest subject will be selected to focus. When all AF points light up. you can select the AF point by turning the <6> dial until the desired AF point lights in red. the subject. With the <d> (Program AE). 68 . Pressing <0> toggles the AF point selection between the center AF point and automatic AF point selection. Generally. automatic AF point selection will be set. (9) The selected AF point will be displayed on the LCD monitor and in the viewfinder.to select the AF Press the <S> key point.

you can then recompose and the face will remain sharp.S Selecting the AF PointN Shooting Tips When shooting a portrait up close. use One-Shot AF and focus the eyes. with a fast lens from f/1. Also. MF: Manual Focusing 1 Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF>. If you press the shutter button halfway during manual focusing. The center AF point is the most sensitive among the nine AF points. lens focusing Focus by turning the Focusing ring ring until the subject looks sharp in the viewfinder. 69 . If it is difficult to focus.0 to f/2. If the subject moves away from the center AF point. If you focus the eyes first. the AF point achieving focus flashes in red briefly. 2 Focus the subject. set the camera to automatic AF point selection and AI Servo AF.8. First use the center AF point to focus. the beeper sounds. and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will light. To make it easier to focus a moving subject. high-precision focusing is possible with the center AF point. the other AF points will continue to focustrack the subject automatically. select and use the center AF point.

Since the flash will require recycling time. This is effective for shooting a child running toward you or capturing the different facial expressions.193) is set to [2: Strong].7 shots per sec. 70 . The continuous shooting speed might also decrease indoors and under low light. 1 Press the <YiQ> button. Flash can also be used. the camera will focus only once during continuous shooting. the continuous shooting speed will be slower. focusing will be continuous during continuous shooting. 3 Take the picture. key to select <i>. In AI Servo AF mode. Press the <U> then press <0>. If the [7 Custom Functions (C.i Continuous ShootingN You can shoot up to about 3. 2 Select <i>.Fn)] menu’s [High ISO speed noise reduction] (p. Shooting Tips Also set the AF mode matching the subject. • For moving subject When AI Servo AF is set. the continuous shooting speed may become slightly slower depending on the subject and the lens used. The camera shoots continuously while you hold down the shutter button fully. the maximum continuous shooting burst will greatly decrease. • For still subjects When One-Shot AF is set.

Look through the viewfinder. self-timer plus continuous shots Press the <V> key to set the number of multiple shots (2 to 10) to be taken with the self-timer. 2 Select the self-timer. 71 . then press <0>. it may throw off the exposure. you should check the image for proper focus and exposure (p.106) q: 10-sec. If stray light enters the viewfinder when the picture is taken. When using the self-timer to shoot only yourself. the interval between the multiple shots may be prolonged depending on the shooting functions settings such as the image-recording quality or flash. focus the subject. to select the Press the <U> key desired self-timer. then press the shutter button completely. beeper. self-timerN (p.48) on an object at about the same distance as where you will stand. press the <YiQ> button. You can check the self-timer operation with the self-timer lamp.58). To cancel the self-timer after it starts.j Using the Self-timer 1 Press the <YiQ> button. and countdown display (in seconds) on the LCD monitor. With <q>. attach the eyepiece cover (p. (p. Q: 10-sec. self-timer The remote control can also be used.205). After taking self-timer shots. the self-timer lamp will stay on and the beeper will sound faster. Two seconds before the picture is taken.204) l: 2-sec. If you will not look through the viewfinder when you press the shutter button. 3 Take the picture. use focus lock (p.

and the number of possible shots [***] will be displayed.9.5 24. 8.5M) Approx. 17.) Quality 73 83 74 84 76 86 1 1+73 High quality Pixels Recorded Approx. 17. image size in pixels (****x****). number of possible shots. ISO 100. 1 Select [Quality]. 2 Selectyour reference. card brand.3 Setting the Image-recording Quality You can select the number of megapixels to record (approx. 17. Custom Functions. Under the [1] tab. Guide to Image-recording Quality Settings (Approx.5 megapixels (4. and Standard Picture Style. then press <0>. Select the desired quality.2 1. the image-recording quality.5 megapixels) and the image quality. 8.0.9 megapixels (18M) Approx.4 3.7 2.0 megapixels (8M) Approx. 4. and maximum burst will vary depending on the subject. [Quality] will appear. * The file size. and other settings. the respective For quality’s megapixel count (***M). or 4.5+6.1 24. select [Quality]. then press <0>.4 1. 72 .9 megapixels (18M) File Size (MB) 6. ISO speed.2 3.4 Possible Maximum Shots Burst 570 1120 1070 2100 1670 3180 150 110 34 1120 1070 2100 1670 3180 6 3 Medium quality JPEG Low quality High quality * Based on Canon’s testing standards with a 4GB card.

Refer to the diagram on the left when Paper size choosing the image-recording quality.0x5.) you want to crop the image. Since it is only a single-digit indicator 0 .” Note that this number will also be displayed even when no card is installed in the camera.7cm/7.8x12. see “About 1” and “About 1+73” on the next page.9in.0in.7x8. 83 A4 (29. but more images can be saved to the card. selecting a 73 higher quality (more pixels) such as 73. Depending on the shooting conditions. it might be fewer than indicated. the images will be in the JPEG type commonly used in digital cameras. any number higher than 9 will be displayed only as “9.5x11.7x21cm/ 1 83. What’s the difference between 7 and 8? It indicates a different image quality due to a different compression rate. When should I use 1? 1 images require processing with your computer.7in. Other than 1.3 Setting the Image-recording Quality FAQ I want to select the image-recording quality matching the paper size for printing. Even with the same number of pixels. you may be able to take more shots than was indicated. 11. Does the camera display the maximum burst? The maximum burst is displayed in the viewfinder’s right side. or 1+73 is recommended. Be careful not to shoot without a card in the camera. 14. If A3 (42x29. 1.) 76 86 74 84 1+73 17. the 7 image has higher image quality. The number of possible shots displayed is only an estimate.8x10cm/5.8x3.9.7cm/16. Or. I took more shots than the number of possible shots indicated. 73 . For details. If 8 is selected.3in. the image quality will be slightly lower.

The two images will be saved in the same folder with the same file numbers (file extension . Commercially-available software might not be able to display RAW images. 1 is effective when you want to precisely adjust the image yourself or shoot an important subject. 73 images can be viewed or printed even with a computer which does not have the camera’s provided software. CR2 0001 .3 Setting the Image-recording Quality About 1 1 is the raw image data before it is made into 73 or other images. (Noise may be noticeable in the images. The two images are saved to the card simultaneously. Using the provided software is recommended.) You can check the noise reduction effect or print noise-reduced images with Digital Photo Professional (provided software).CR2 for RAW). Although 1 images require software like Digital Photo Professional (provided) so they can be displayed on the computer.Fn)] menu’s [High ISO speed noise reduction] Although the [7 Custom Functions (C.193) settings (Standard/Low/Strong/Disable) are applied to the recorded images. About 1+73 1+73 records both a 1 and 73 image with a single shot. they also offer flexibility for image adjustments possible only with 1.Fn)] menu’s [High ISO speed noise reduction] (p. 1 image 73 image File number 0001 . 74 . JPG File extension 1. 1+73 and [7 Custom Functions (C. the images are displayed without noise reduction during image playback (on the LCD monitor and on a TV screen) or direct printing.JPG for JPEG and .

Q Portrait (C: Smooth skin tones) For nice skin tones. Picture Style. then press <0>. 75 . 3 Take theand press the shutter button Focus completely.A Selecting a Picture StyleN By selecting a Picture Style. 2 Select athe <U> key to select a Press Picture Style. This Picture Style is also selected automatically when the Mode Dial is set to <3>. The picture will be taken with the selected Picture Style applied. The image looks softer. R Landscape (C: Vivid blues and greens) For vivid blues and greens. Picture Style Effects P Standard (C: Standard) The image looks vivid. [Picture Style] will appear. 1 Press the <XA> button. This Picture Style is also selected automatically when the Mode Dial is set to <2>. you can obtain image effects matching your photographic expression or the subject. and crisp. Effective for close-ups of women or children. Effective for impressive landscapes. picture.92). you can adjust the skin tone. sharp. and very sharp and crisp images. This is a general-purpose Picture Style suitable for most scenes. By changing the [Color tone] (p.

make sure the [Monochrome] setting has been canceled. The image is dull and subdued. 76 . [Landscape]. a Picture Style file. <0> will appear in the viewfinder.91). When the subject is captured under a color temperature of 5200K.A Selecting a Picture StyleN S Neutral This Picture Style is for users who prefer to process images with their computer. and adjust it as desired (p. Other than with 1. 1-3 You can register a basic style such as [Portrait]. the black-and-white image cannot be reverted to color. U Faithful This Picture Style is for users who prefer to process images with their computer. If you want to later shoot pictures in color. For natural colors and subdued images. Any User Defined Picture Style which has not been set will have the same settings as the Standard Picture Style. the color is adjusted colorimetrically to match the subject’s color. W User Def. etc.. V Monochrome (C: Monochrome image) Creates black-and-white images. When [Monochrome] is selected.

Advanced Shooting This chapter builds on the previous chapter and introduces more ways to shoot creatively. Except for <8>. aperture setting. The first half of this chapter explains how to use the <s> <f> <a> <8> modes on the Mode Dial. The second half of this chapter. all the shooting modes can be used in combination with the functions introduced in Chapter 3. 4 c About the Main Dial Pointer The pointer icon <c> displayed together with the shutter speed. starting with “Changing the Metering Mode” explains the methods to adjust the exposure and the Picture Styles. All the functions introduced in this chapter can also be used with the <d> (Program AE) mode introduced in Chapter 3. 77 . or exposure compensation amount indicates that you can turn the <6> dial to adjust the respective setting.

the picture will be taken at the selected shutter speed. However.) 1 Set the Mode Dial to <s>. and turning it to the left sets a slower one.5 sec. and “15"” is 15 sec. the viewfinder displays only the denominator.) Blurred motion (Slow shutter speed: 1/30 sec. * <s> stands for Time value.s: Action Shots You can either freeze the action or create motion blur with the <s> (Shutter-priority AE) mode on the Mode Dial. Frozen action (Fast shutter speed: 1/2000 sec. picture. the desired shutter speed. Also. 78 . “0"5” indicates 0. Turning the <6> dial to the right sets a faster shutter speed. Shutter Speed Display The LCD monitor displays the shutter speed as a fraction. 3 Take theyou focus and press the When shutter button completely. 2 SetSee “Shooting Tips” for advice on setting the shutter speed.

the maximum aperture (smallest number) will blink. the flash output will be set automatically (autoflash exposure) to match the automatically-set aperture. Use a medium shutter speed such as 1/250 sec. to 1/500 sec. turn the <6> dial to the right to set a faster shutter speed or decrease the ISO speed. How to blur a flowing river or water fountain. If the exposure will be too dark. turn the <6> dial to the left to set a slower shutter speed or increase the ISO speed. To blur a running child or animal giving the impression of fast movement. If this happens. the minimum aperture (highest number) will blink. If the exposure will be too bright. The flash sync speed can be set from 1/200 sec. Set the shutter speed so that the aperture display does not blink in the viewfinder. If you exceed the adjustable aperture range. hold it steady to prevent camera shake. 79 .s: Action Shots Shooting Tips To freeze the action or moving subject. Use a fast shutter speed such as 1/4000 sec. Follow the moving subject through the viewfinder and press the shutter button to take the picture. Use a slow shutter speed of 1/15 sec. to 1/30 sec. If you use a telephoto lens. Using the Built-in Flash To obtain a correct flash exposure. to 30 sec. If this happens. the aperture display will blink to indicate that the standard exposure cannot be obtained. Use a tripod to prevent camera shake. the aperture display will also change to maintain the same exposure (amount of light reaching the image sensor). or slower. If you press the shutter button halfway and change the shutter speed while the aperture is displayed.

Turning the <6> dial to the right will set a higher f-number. the smaller the aperture opening will be. 80 . If no lens is attached to the camera. Aperture Display The higher the f-number. “00” will be displayed for the aperture. 3 Take theand press the shutter button Focus completely. * <f> stands for Aperture value which is the size of the diaphragm hole inside the lens. the desired aperture. and turning it to the left will set a lower f-number. set the Mode Dial to <f> (Aperture-priority AE) to adjust the depth of field (range of acceptable focus). 2 SetThe higher the aperture f-number. The picture will be taken with the selected aperture. picture.f: Changing the Depth of Field To obtain a blurry background or to make everything near and far look sharp.6) 1 Set the Mode Dial to <f>. the sharper the picture will look with a wider depth of field. The apertures displayed will differ depending on the lens. Sharp foreground and background (With a high aperture f-number: f/32) Blurred background (With a low aperture f-number: f/5.

the shutter speed can be as long as 30 sec. Since wide-angle lenses have a wide depth of field (range of acceptable focus in front of and behind the point of focus).) shutter speed display will blink. And the closer the subject. If this happens. a telephoto lens has a narrow depth of field. the shutter speed display will blink to indicate that the standard exposure cannot be obtained. the “4000” (1/4000 sec. If the picture will be too dark. In such cases. If this happens. If you exceed the adjustable shutter speed range. If you press the shutter button halfway and change the aperture while the shutter speed is displayed. but also the lens and subject distance. On the other hand. Under low light. 81 . Set the aperture so that the shutter speed display does not blink in the viewfinder. If the picture will be too bright. the “30"” (30 sec. increase the ISO speed and hold the camera steady or use a tripod. turn the <6> dial to the right to set a higher aperture f-number or decrease the ISO speed. A farther subject will have a wider depth of field. the shutter speed display will also change to maintain the same exposure (amount of light reaching the image sensor). you need not set a high aperture f-number to obtain a sharp picture from the foreground to the background.) shutter speed display will blink.f: Changing the Depth of Field Shooting Tips When using an aperture with a high f-number. note that camera shake can occur in low light scenes. turn the <6> dial to the left to set a lower aperture f-number or increase the ISO speed. The depth of field depends not only on the aperture. the narrower the depth of field. A higher aperture f-number will make the shutter speed slower.

(fixed)] (p. In low light. Using a tripod is recommended. You can then check the depth of field (range of acceptable focus) through the viewfinder. to suit the scene’s brightness. The shutter speed will be set automatically between 1/200 sec. Depth of Field PreviewN Press the depth-of-field preview button to stop down to the lens’s current aperture setting.112). Both the subject and background look properly exposed (automatic slow-speed flash sync). and the background is exposed with a slow shutter speed set automatically. auto] or [2: 1/200 sec. 82 . set the [7 Custom Functions (C.192).f: Changing the Depth of Field Using the Built-in Flash To obtain a correct flash exposure. If you do not want a slow shutter speed to be used. the main subject is exposed with the automatic flash. .Fn)] menu’s [Flash sync. The depth-of-field effect can be clearly seen on the Live View image as you change the aperture and press the depth-of-field preview button (p. If you are handholding the camera. keep it steady to prevent camera shake. the flash output will be set automatically to match the set aperture (autoflash exposure). speed in Av mode] to [1: 1/ 200-1/60 sec.30 sec.

a: Manual Exposure You can set both the shutter speed and aperture manually as desired. With flash. To set the shutter speed.103) is set to anything other than [Disable]. The exposure level indicator in the viewfinder indicates the exposure level up to ±2 stops from the standard exposure index at the center. While you change the shutter speed and aperture. If the amount set exceeds ±2 stops. Standard exposure index 3 Set the exposure and take the picture. or to bulb. 83 . to 1/30 sec. the exposure level mark will move. the image may still look bright even if a darker exposure has been set. hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial. 2 Set the shutter speed and aperture. 1 <6> <O> + <6> Set the Mode Dial to <a>. You can decide which exposure level to set. Exposure level mark If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p. the flash exposure will be set automatically to match the aperture that was set. turn the <6> dial. The flash sync speed can be set within 1/200 sec. the end of the exposure level indicator will display <I> or <J>. To set the aperture. * <a> stands for Manual.

Press the button again to stop the bulb exposure. When you press the remote controller’s transmit button. 205) is recommended. the bulb exposure will start immediately or 2 sec. A bulb exposure keeps the shutter open for as long as you hold down the shutter button.Fn)] menu’s [Long exp. It can be used to photograph fireworks. For bulb exposures. later. p.204) for bulb exposures.193). 84 . etc. turn the <6> dial to the left to set <BULB>. using a tripod and Remote Switch (p. Since bulb exposures produce more noise than usual. noise reduction] to [1: Auto] or [2: On] (p. The elapsed exposure time will be displayed on the LCD monitor. You can reduce this noise by setting the [7 Custom Functions (C. You can also use a remote controller (sold separately.204.a: Manual Exposure Bulb Exposures In step 2 on the preceding page. the image might look a little grainy.

This mode sets the depth of field automatically. * <8> stands for Auto-Depth of field. it means that the subject is too dark. I want to use flash. Decrease the ISO speed. The shutter speed display in the viewfinder blinks. If the “30"” shutter speed blinks. Use a tripod to steady the camera. Increase the ISO speed. 85 . 2 Focus the AF points over the subjects Aim and press the shutter button halfway (0).8: Automatic Depth-of-Field AE Objects in the foreground and background will be in focus automatically. but the desired depth of field cannot be obtained. 1 Set the Mode Dial to <8>. All the AF points will function to detect the subject. 3 Take the picture. All the subjects covered by the AF points flashing in red will be in focus. and the aperture required to attain the necessary depth of field will be set automatically. it means that the subject is too bright. the subject. The desired depth of field will not be obtained. the result will be the same as using the <d> mode with flash. Flash can be used. A slow shutter speed has been set. Either use a wide-angle lens or move farther away from the subjects. FAQ The aperture display in the viewfinder blinks. however. If the “4000” shutter speed blinks. The exposure is correct.

then press <0>.select the the <U> key to metering mode. 86 . Under the [2] tab. r Spot metering This is for metering a specific part of the subject or scene. select [Metering mode]. the 2 SetPress metering mode. 1 Select [Metering mode]. evaluative metering is recommended. The gray area in the figure is where the brightness is metered to obtain the standard exposure. then press <0>. This metering mode is for advanced users.q Changing the Metering ModeN The metering mode measures the subject’s brightness to determine the correct exposure. etc. The camera sets the exposure automatically to suit the scene. q Evaluative metering This is an all-around metering mode suited for portraits and even backlit subjects. This metering mode is set automatically in Basic Zone modes. Normally. w Partial metering Effective when the background is much brighter than the subject due to backlighting. This metering mode is for advanced users. The gray area in the left figure is where the brightness is metered to obtain the standard exposure. e Center-weighted average metering The brightness is metered at the center and then averaged for the entire scene.

the end of the exposure level indicator will display <I> or <J>. Making it brighter: Hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial to the right. If you want to set the exposure compensation beyond ±2 stops. (Increased exposure) Making it darker: Hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial to the left. After taking the picture./AEB] on page 89. Although you can set the exposure compensation up to ±5 stops in 1/3-stop increments. comp. This feature can be used in Creative Zone modes (except <a>). hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial to reset the exposure compensation to zero.Setting Exposure CompensationN O Setting Exposure Compensation Set exposure compensation if the exposure (without flash) does not come out as desired. the exposure compensation indicator in the viewfinder can only display the setting up to ±2 stops. Increased exposure for a brighter image Decreased exposure for a darker image Dark exposure Brighter with increased exposure If the amount set exceeds ±2 stops. you should follow the instructions for [2 Exp. (Decreased exposure) As shown in the figure. 87 . the exposure level is displayed on the LCD monitor and in the viewfinder.

Press the [Flash exposure comp. After taking the picture.<S> key to select [y*].89). With the shooting settings displayed. setting] option. You can set the flash exposure compensation up to ±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments. The exposure compensation can also be set with the [2 Expo. If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p.38)./ AEB] menu (p. the image may look bright even if a decreased exposure compensation or flash exposure compensation has been set.Setting Exposure CompensationN y Flash Exposure CompensationN Set flash exposure compensation if the flash exposure of the subject does not come out as desired. 1 Display the Quick Control screen. turn the <6> dial to the left. You can also set and cancel the flash exposure compensation with the [1 Flash control] menu’s [Built-in flash func.149). do steps 1 to 3 to return the flash exposure compensation amount to zero. (Increased exposure) Or to make it darker.] will be displayed at the bottom. 88 . the <y> will appear in the viewfinder. turn the <6> dial to the right. (Decreased exposure) When you press the shutter button halfway. comp] (p. 2 Select [y]. Select [Flash exp. comp.103) is set to anything other than [Disable]. 3 Set the flash exposure compensation amount. The Quick Control screen will activate (7). press the <Q> button (p. To make the flash exposure brighter.

Press the <U> key to set the exposure compensation amount. The three bracketed shots will be taken in this sequence: Standard exposure. You can then choose the best exposure. 2 SetTurn the <6> dial to set the AEB amount. comp. Standard exposure Darker exposure (Decreased exposure) Brighter exposure (Increased exposure) 1 Select [Expo. This is called AEB (Auto Exposure Bracketing). Press <0> to set it. 89 ./AEB]. Under the [2] tab. comp. then press <0>. AEB amount picture. select [Expo. the AEB amount will be displayed on the LCD monitor. AEB will be applied centering on the exposure compensation amount. When you press the shutter button halfway. 3 Take theand press the shutter button Focus completely. and increased exposure. decreased exposure.3 Auto Exposure BracketingN This feature takes exposure compensation a step further by varying the exposure automatically with three shots (±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments) as shown below./AEB]. the AEB amount. If AEB is combined with exposure compensation.

If <i> continuous shooting (p. With <q> set.103) menu is set to other than [Disable]. Shooting Tips Using AEB with continuous shooting. the three bracketed shots will be taken continuously in this sequence: Standard exposure. flash recycling is complete. If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p. and increased exposure. the number of continuous shots will be three times the number set (p.70) has been set and you press the shutter button completely. AEB will be applied. The three bracketed shots will be exposed in the following sequence: Standard exposure. decreased exposure.3 Auto Exposure BracketingN Canceling AEB Follow steps 1 and 2 to turn off the AEB amount display. Neither flash nor bulb exposures can be used with AEB. Using AEB with <u> single shooting. Press the shutter button three times to take the three bracketed shots. you can take three continuous shots. With the self-timer or wireless remote control (<Q> or <l>).57). Using AEB with the self-timer or wireless remote control. etc. Using AEB with exposure compensation. the AEB’s effect might be minimal. Centering on the exposure compensation amount. decreased exposure. 90 . The AEB setting will be canceled automatically if the power switch is set to <2>. and increased exposure.

the 4 SetPress parameter. The Picture Style selection screen will reappear. then press <0>. screen will appear. To customize [Monochrome]. see page 93. The Picture Style selection screen will appear. 1 Select [Picture Style]. Under the [2] tab. then press <0>.then press the Select Style. <B> button. To see the resulting effects. Picture 2 Select a a Picture Style. select [Picture Style]. Any parameter settings different from the default will be displayed in blue.key to adjust the the <U> parameter as desired.A Customizing a Picture StyleN You can customize a Picture Style by adjusting individual parameters like [Sharpness] and [Contrast]. then press <0>. parameter. 91 . take test shots. The Detail set. Press the <M> button to save the adjusted parameters. 3 Select a a parameter such as Select [Sharpness].

To make it less sharp. the sharper the image will look. set it toward the F end. set it toward the plus end. set it toward the plus end.] in step 3. you can revert the respective Picture Style to its default parameter settings. Color tone The skin tones can be adjusted. set it toward the plus end. The closer it is to H. The closer it is to H. the more diluted the colors will look. To make the skin tone less red. The closer it is to G. The closer it is to H. the blander the image will look. Saturation The image’s color saturation can be adjusted.A Customizing a Picture StyleN Parameter Settings and Effects Sharpness Adjusts the sharpness of the image. To decrease the contrast. The above adjustments will not be applied to the Picture Styles used in the <C> (Creative Auto) mode. the crisper the image will look. the bolder the colors will look. Contrast Adjusts the image contrast and the vividness of colors. the softer the image will look. the redder the skin tone will look. The closer it is to G. The closer it is to G. To increase the color saturation. By selecting [Default set. the more yellow the skin tone will look. To decrease the color saturation. set it toward the E end. set it toward the minus end. To make it sharper. The closer it is to F. The closer it is to E. set it toward the minus end. set it toward the minus end. 92 . To make the skin tone redder. To increase the contrast.

It can make the image look more impressive. Filter N: None Ye: Yellow Or: Orange R: Red G: Green Sample Effects Normal black-and-white image with no filter effects. Fall leaves will look crisper and brighter. Tree leaves will look crisper and brighter. Skin tones and lips will look fine. The blue sky will look quite dark. you can make white clouds or green trees stand out more. The blue sky will look more natural. you can create a monochrome image in that color. Increasing the [Contrast] will make the filter effect more pronounced. The sunset will look more brilliant.A Customizing a Picture StyleN Monochrome Adjustment For Monochrome. and the white clouds will look crisper. The blue sky will look slightly darker. The following can be selected: [N:None] [S:Sepia] [B:Blue] [P:Purple] [G:Green]. kFilter Effect With a filter effect applied to a monochrome image. lToning Effect By applying a toning effect. you can also set [Filter effect] and [Toning effect] in addition to [Sharpness] and [Contrast] explained on the preceding page. 93 .

A Registering a Picture StyleN You can select a base Picture Style such as [Portrait] or [Landscape]. <B> button. then press the Select [User Def. You can also adjust the parameters of a Picture Style which has been registered to the camera with the provided software. To adjust the parameters of a Picture Style which has been registered to the camera with the provided software. Under the [2] tab. screen will appear. then press <0>. or [User Def. The Picture Style selection screen will appear. 3 Press <0>. 1]. Style] selected. 2 Select [User Def. 1 Select [Picture Style]. 3]. select the Picture Style here. then press <0>. 4 Select the base Pictureselect the Press the <V> key to base Picture Style. 2].*]. The Detail set. press With [Picture <0>. 94 . [User Def. select [Picture Style]. Style.]. adjust its parameters as desired and register it under [User Def. You can create Picture Styles whose parameter settings such as for sharpness and contrast are different.

If a Picture Style has already been registered under [User Def. see “Customizing a Picture Style” on pages 91-93. the 6 SetPress parameter. then press <0>. all the [User Def. For details. *] settings will revert to the default. Press the <M> button to register the new Picture Style. The name of the Picture Style having any modified settings (different from the default) registered under [User Def.144). changing the base Picture Style in step 4 will nullify the parameter settings of the registered Picture Style. 95 . *] and then shoot.A Registering a Picture StyleN parameter. The base Picture Style will be indicated on the right of [User Def. *]. then press <0>. *].key to adjust the the <U> parameter as desired. If you execute [Clear all camera settings] (p. The Picture Style selection screen will then reappear. 5 Select a a parameter such as Select [Sharpness]. follow step 2 on page 75 to select [User Def. To shoot with the registered Picture Style. *] will be displayed in blue.

you can set the color space to sRGB or Adobe RGB for captured images. the file name will start with “_MG_” (first character is an underscore). select [Color space]. The image will look very subdued in a sRGB personal computer environment and with printers not compatible with Design rule for Camera File System 2. See explanations about the ICC profile in the PDF Software Instruction Manual on the CD-ROM. Post-processing of the image with software will therefore be required.0 (Exif 2. This setting is not recommended if you do not know about image processing. The ICC profile is not appended. 2 SetSelectdesiredor [Adobe RGB].21).0 (Exif 2. Adobe RGB. With this camera. About Adobe RGB This color space is mainly used for commercial printing and other industrial uses. 96 . and Design rule for Camera File System 2. Under the [2] tab. sRGB is recommended. In Basic Zone modes. For normal shooting. the color space. then [sRGB] press <0>.3 Setting the Color SpaceN The color space refers to the range of reproducible colors. 1 Select [Color space]. sRGB is set automatically. then press <0>. If the image is captured with the color space set to Adobe RGB.21).

It is effective for backlit subjects. hold down the <A> button and press the shutter button to take another shot. * When the lens’ focus mode switch is set to <MF>. Press the shutter button halfway.86) AF Point Selection Method (p. This is called AE lock. AE Lock Effects Metering Mode (p. and take picture. it locks the current auto exposure setting.68) Automatic Selection AE lock is applied at the AF point that achieved focus. Press the <A> button to lock the exposure. button. 97 . 1 Focus the subject.A AE LockN Use AE lock when the area of focus is to be different from the exposure metering area or when you want to take multiple shots at the same exposure setting. The exposure setting will be displayed. Manual Selection AE lock is applied at the selected AF point. 3 Recompose to maintain the AE lock If you want the while taking more shots. q* wre AE lock is applied at the center AF point. AE lock is applied at the center AF point. (0) 2 Press the <A>lights in the viewfinder The <A> icon to indicate that the exposure setting is locked (AE lock). Each time you press the <A> button. then recompose and take the shot.

If the subject is too far away and beyond the effective range of the flash. Get closer to the subject and repeat steps 2 to 4. and press the Compose the shot shutter button completely. Press the shutter button halfway and look in the viewfinder to check that the <D> icon is lit. the <D> icon will blink. * FE stands for Flash Exposure. The flash will fire a preflash and the required flash output is calculated and retained in memory. 98 . Each time you press the <A> button. then press the <A> button. (8) 3 Press thespot-metering circle over the Aim the subject. a preflash is fired and the required flash output is calculated and retained in memory. This feature can also be used with a Canon EX-series Speedlite. “FEL” is displayed for a moment and <d> will light. <A> button. Spot metering circle 2 Focus the subject.A FE LockN FE lock locks the flash exposure setting over the desired area of the subject. In the viewfinder. 1 Press the <D> button to pop-up the built-in flash. 4 Take the picture. The flash is fired to take the picture.

[White appear. Focus manually and set the standard exposure for the white object. The plain. Spot metering circle 99 .B: Setting the White BalanceN White balance (WB) is for making the white areas look white. 1 Photograph a white object. ****K” (K: Kelvin) displayed for the selected white balance <W> <E> <R> <Y> <U> is the respective color temperature. you can select the white balance to match the light source or set it manually by shooting a white object. the <Q> (Auto) setting will obtain the correct white balance. then press <0>. <WB> 1 Press thebalance] will button. the Press the <U> key to select desired white balance. The “Approx. Normally. You can set any white balance. Do this procedure under the actual light source to be used. white object should fill the spot metering circle. If naturallooking colors cannot be obtained with <Q>. <Q> will be set automatically. O Custom White Balance Custom white balance enables you to manually set the white balance for a specific light source for better accuracy. 2 Select the white balance. In Basic Zone modes.

data.76). then press <0>. it cannot be selected in step 3. When the menu reappears.B: Setting the White BalanceN White Balance]. Press the <U> key to select <O>. select [Custom Under the [2] White Balance]. then press <0>. the data for the registered personal white balance will be erased. On the dialog screen which appears. The custom white balance selection screen will appear. Press the <WB> button. an 18% gray card (commercially available) can produce a more accurate white balance. then press <0>. 100 . 2 Select [Custom tab. Instead of a white object. select [OK] and the data will be imported. If the exposure obtained in step 1 is way off. If you do step 3. press the <M> button to exit the menu. 3 Import the white balancecaptured in Select the image that was step 1. The personal white balance registered with the provided software will be registered under <O>. If the image was captured while the Picture Style was set to [Monochrome] (p. a correct white balance might not be obtained. 4 Select the custom white balance.

2 SetPress white balance move the “ ” the <S> key to mark to the desired position. “Shift” indicates the direction and correction amount. then press <0>.) Sample setting: A2. Press <0> to exit the setting and return to the menu. B is for blue. The WB correction/WB bracketing screen will appear. <2> will be displayed in the viewfinder and on the LCD monitor. During the white balance correction. The color in the respective direction will be corrected. Each color can be corrected to one of nine levels. This is for advanced users who are familiar with using color temperature conversion or color compensating filters. (Mired: Measuring unit indicating the density of a color temperature conversion filter. Under the [2] tab. This adjustment will have the same effect as using a commercially-available color temperature conversion filter or color compensating filter. select [WB Shift/ BKT]. G1 101 . Pressing the <B> button will cancel all the [WB Shift/BKT] settings.2 White Balance CorrectionN You can correct the white balance that has been set. White Balance Correction 1 Select [WB Shift/BKT]. the correction. and G is green. A is amber. M is magenta. One level of the blue/amber correction is equivalent to 5 mireds of a color temperature conversion filter. On the upper right.

2. “Bracket” indicates the bracketing direction and correction amount. Standard white balance. 102 . B/A bias ±3 levels Bracketing Sequence The images will be bracketed in the following sequence: 1. During WB bracketing. In step 2 for white balance correction. the “ ” mark on the screen will change to “ ” (3 points). White balance bracketing is possible up to ±3 levels in single-level increments. the card will take longer to record the shot. “BKT” stands for Bracketing. Amber (A) bias. Blue (B) bias. Turning the dial to the right sets the B/ A bracketing. On the right.2 White Balance CorrectionN White Balance Auto Bracketing With just one shot. and 3. Set the white balance bracketing amount. and 3. the maximum burst for continuous shooting will be lower and the number of possible shots will also decrease to one-third the normal number. and turning it to the left sets the M/G bracketing. Green (G) bias. Press <0> to exit the setting and return to the menu. Pressing the <B> button will cancel all the [WB Shift/BKT] settings. when you turn the <6> dial. or 1. Since three images are recorded for one shot. Based on the color temperature of the current white balance setting. three images having a different color balance can be recorded simultaneously. Magenta (M) bias. This is called white balance bracketing (WB-BKT). 2. Standard white balance. the image will be bracketed with a blue/amber bias or magenta/green bias.

then press <0>. flash exposure compensation. 1 Select [Auto Lighting Optimizer]. If a setting other than [Disable] is set and you use exposure compensation. 3 Take the picture. or manual exposure to darken the exposure. Sample of corrected brightness Depending on the shooting conditions. [Standard] is set automatically. the correction is done when the image is captured. The default setting is [Standard]. For RAW images. the brightness and contrast can be corrected automatically. Under the [2] tab. set this to [Disable] first. With JPEG images. noise might increase. 103 . the image might still come out bright. it can be corrected with Digital Photo Professional (provided software). 2 SetPress correctionkey to select the the <U> desired setting. If you want a darker exposure.3 Auto Lighting OptimizerN If the image comes out dark or the contrast is low. the setting. then press <0>. select [Auto Lighting Optimizer]. recorded with the The image will be brightness and contrast corrected if necessary. In Basic Zone modes.

]. the four corners of the picture might look darker. 1 Select [Peripheral illumin. With JPEG images. the 2 SetOn thecorrection setting. then press <0>. screen. This is called lens light fall-off or drop in peripheral illumination. correct.3 Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction Due to the lens characteristics. check that the attached lens’ [Correction data available] is displayed. see “About the Lens Correction Data” on the next page. Under the [1] tab. then press <0>. select [Peripheral illumin. The default setting is [Enable]. the correction is done when the image is captured. If [Correction data not available] is displayed. Press the <V> key to select [Enable]. it can be corrected with Digital Photo Professional (provided software). correct.]. recorded with the The image will be corrected peripheral illumination. 3 Take the picture. For RAW images. Correction enabled Correction disabled 104 .

The correction amount applied will be slightly lower than the maximum correction amount settable with Digital Photo Professional (provided software). even if [Correction data available] is displayed. If the lens does not have distance information. Depending on shooting conditions. you can check which lenses have their correction data registered in the camera. When using a non-Canon lens. For JPEG images already captured. If the correction data for the attached lens has not been registered to the camera. the peripheral light correction will be applied automatically for any lens whose correction data has been registered in the camera. the lower the correction amount will be. noise might appear on the image periphery. 25 lenses. For details. the result will be the same as when the correction is set to [Disable]. Lens peripheral light correction is applied even when an Extender is attached.3 Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction About the Lens Correction Data The camera already contains lens peripheral illumination correction data for approx. the correction amount will be lower. 105 . The higher the ISO speed. lens peripheral illumination correction cannot be applied. if you select [Enable]. In step 2. You can also register the correction data for unregistered lenses. setting the correction to [Disable] is recommended. see the PDF Software Instruction Manual (on the CD-ROM) for EOS Utility. With EOS Utility (provided software).

press the shutter button completely. Do not point the camera toward the sun. later. When you press the shutter button completely. but no picture will be taken. If you let go of the shutter button during the self-timer countdown.195). Mirror lockup is enabled by selecting the [7 Custom Functions (C. 1 Focus the subject. The picture is taken and the mirror goes back down. Pressing the shutter button completely again locks up the mirror again. keep pressing the shutter button completely (self-timer delay time + bulb exposure time). then the picture is taken 2 sec.Fn)] menu’s [Mirror lockup] and setting it to [1: Enable] (p. mirror lockup is effective. If 30 seconds elapse after the mirror has locked up. 106 . 2 Press the shutter button completely again. If you use the self-timer and mirror lockup in combination with a bulb exposure. In such cases. there will be a shutter-release sound. The mirror will swing up. press the transmit button. single shooting will take effect. Shooting Tips Using the self-timer <l> with mirror lockup. The sun’s heat can damage the camera’s internal components. later.Preventing Camera ShakeN The camera’s mechanical shake caused by the reflex mirror action can blur images taken with a super telephoto lens or close-up (macro) lens. remote control shooting together with mirror lockup can further prevent camera shake. the mirror locks up. Since you do not touch the camera when the picture is taken. delay. With Remote Controller RC-6 set to a 2-sec. Even if <i> (Continuous shooting) has been set. the mirror will lockup and the picture will be taken 2 sec. it will go back down automatically. Remote control shooting.

Using a tripod is recommended. camera shake can cause blurred images. 107 . 5 About Remote Live View Shooting With EOS Utility (provided software) installed in your computer. you can connect the camera to the computer and shoot remotely while viewing the computer screen. For details.” Live View shooting is effective for still subjects which do not move. If you handhold the camera and shoot while viewing the LCD monitor. see the PDF Software Instruction Manual on the CD-ROM.Shooting with the LCD Monitor (Live View Shooting) You can shoot while viewing the image on the camera’s LCD monitor. This is called “Live View shooting.

Press The picture will be taken and the captured image is displayed on the LCD monitor. with AF or Before shooting.A Shooting with the LCD Monitor 1 Display the Live View image. After the image review ends. The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor. Press the <A> button to end the Live View shooting. the camera will focus with the current AF mode. Press the <A> button. 2 Focus the subject. focus manual focus (p. The image’s field of view is approx. When you press the shutter button halfway. The Live View image will closely reflect the brightness level of the actual image you capture. picture. 3 Take thethe shutter button completely. 108 . the camera will return to Live View shooting automatically. 100%.113-120).

1 hr. The sun’s heat can damage the camera’s internal components. set [Live View shoot. Battery Life with Live View Shooting [Approx. there will be two shutter sounds. Cautions for using Live View shooting are on pages 121-122. at 23°C/73°F (with a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8).A Shooting with the LCD Monitor To Enable Live View Shooting Under [6 Live View function settings]. Continuous Live View shooting is possible for approx. do not point the lens toward the sun. During Live View shooting. number of shots] Temperature At 23°C / 73°F At 0°C / 32°F Shooting Conditions No Flash 200 170 50% Flash Use 180 150 The figures above are based on a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8 and CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) testing standards. When flash is used. but only one shot will be taken. 30 min. 109 .] to [Enable].

the information display will change. 110 .or bright-light conditions. it indicates that the Live View image is not being displayed at the suitable brightness due to low or bright light conditions. the <g> icon and histogram will be grayed out (for your reference). the actual image recorded will reflect the exposure setting. However. The histogram might not be properly displayed in low. If <g> is blinking. it indicates that the Live View image brightness is close to what the captured image will look like. If flash is used or bulb is set. AF point (Quick mode) White balance Picture Style Auto Lighting Optimizer Image-recording quality Drive mode AF mode •d : Live mode •c : Face detection Live mode •f : Quick mode Shutter speed AE lock Aperture Flash-ready Histogram AEB FEB Exposure simulation Battery check Highlight tone priority ISO speed Shots remaining Flash exposure compensation Exposure level indicator/ AEB range Magnifying frame When <g> is displayed in white.A Shooting with the LCD Monitor About the Information Display Each time you press the <B> button.

the AF points will also be displayed. 111 . and Auto Lighting Optimizer. When <f> is selected. drive mode. The settable functions will be highlighted in blue. pressing the <Q> button will enable you to set the image-recording quality. you can also set the white balance.Shooting Function Settings Function settings particular to Live View shooting are explained here. Picture Style. Q Quick Control While the image is displayed on the LCD monitor. and AF mode. 1 Press the <Q> button. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting. In Creative Zone modes. 2 Select athe <S> key to select the Press function to be set. The setting of the selected function is displayed at the bottom. function and set it.

114). the Live View shooting will stop automatically after 30 min. you can display grid lines. The metering mode will be fixed to evaluative metering for Live View shooting. [6 Sensor cleaning].]. [7 Clear settings]. (camera power remains on). 169). the Live View shooting will be terminated. The functions settable in this menu screen only apply during Live View shooting. p. or [7 Firmware Ver. the power will turn off automatically as set with [5 Auto power off] (p. you can still set <M> functions and execute playback <x>. [u Live mode] (p. Metering timer You can change how long the exposure setting is displayed (AE lock time). 112 . the exposure set for the first shot will also be applied to subsequent shots. If the camera is not operated for a prolonged period. These functions do not take effect during viewfinder shooting. AF mode You can select [Live mode] (p. You can also use a remote controller (sold separately. If [5 Auto power off] is set to [Off]. With the AV cable (provided) or HDMI cable (sold separately).139). you can display the Live View image on a TV (p. Even while the Live View image is displayed. During continuous shooting. you can check the depth of field by pressing the depth-of-field preview button. Grid display With [Grid 1l] or [Grid 2m].204) for Live View shooting. Using <8> will be the same as using <d>.Shooting Function Settings 3 Menu Function Settings The menu options under the [6] tab’s [Live View function settings] menu are explained below. If you select [y Dust Delete Data].167.113). In Creative Zone modes. or [Quick mode] (p.118).

you can press the <Q> button to select the AF mode on the Quick Control screen. To return the AF point to the center.114). While the Live View image is displayed. Select the AF mode. set the lens focus mode switch to <MF>. press the <L> button. Under [6 Live View function settings]. 113 . 1 Display the Live View image. select [AF mode].120). The AF point < > will appear. [u Live mode] (face detection. AF point 2 Move the AF point. to move the AF Press the <S> key point to where you want to focus (it cannot go to the edges of the picture).Using AF to Focus Selecting the AF Mode The AF modes available are [Live mode]. and focus manually (p. the AF operation will take longer than with the Quick mode. and [Quick mode] (p. p. achieving focus may be more difficult than with the Quick mode. The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor.118). Also. Live Mode: d The image sensor is used to focus. Press the <A> button. Although AF is possible with the Live View image displayed. If you want to achieve precise focus. magnify the image.

human faces are detected and focused. If multiple faces are detected. When focus is achieved. then Check press the shutter button completely to take the picture (p. <q> will be displayed. picture. 4 Take thethe focus and exposure. the <p> frame will appear over the face to be focused. Press the <A> button. If focus is not achieved. The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor. the AF point will turn orange. the AF point will turn green and the beeper will sound. Press the <U> key to move the <q> frame over the target face. 114 . 3 Focusthe AF point over the subject and Aim press the shutter button halfway.108).Using AF to Focus the subject. When a face is detected. u (Face detection) Live Mode: c With the same AF method as the Live mode. Have the target person face the camera. 1 Display the Live View image.

If the focus is way off. the center AF point < > will be used to focus. If a face cannot be detected. 3 Take thethe focus and exposure. or partially hidden. Face detection will not work if the face is very small or large in the picture. 115 . face detection will not be possible. If focus is not achieved. The face will then be detected and <p> will be displayed. then Check press the shutter button completely to take the picture (p. the AF point will turn orange. When you press the <L> button. turn the focusing ring to attain rough focus.Using AF to Focus 2 Focus the subject. You can press the <S> key to move the AF point. picture. Press the <L> button again to return to the u (face detection) Live mode.108). the AF mode will switch to the Live mode (p. the AF point < > will be displayed and AF will be executed at the center. halfway and Press the shutter button the camera will focus the face covered by the <p> frame. When focus is achieved. Then if you press the shutter button halfway. the AF point will turn green and the beeper will sound. the <p> will be grayed out. The <p> focusing frame might cover only part of the face. An object other than a human face might be detected as a face.113). If the lens enables manual focusing even while the lens focus mode switch is set to <f>. Since AF is not possible with a face detected near the edge of the picture. too bright or too dark. titled horizontally or diagonally.

116 . If the light source changes while the Live View image is displayed. aim the center AF point over the subject to focus. stop the Live View shooting and autofocus under the actual light source first. If this happens. If you autofocus in the Live mode’s normal view and then magnify the image. the image will be magnified at the AF point. The AF-assist beam will not be emitted. return to the normal view and autofocus. the screen might flicker and focusing can be difficult. the focus might be off. pressing the shutter button halfway will focus again. The image brightness may change during and after the AF operation. pressing the <u> button will not magnify the image. then take the picture.Using AF to Focus Live Mode and u (Face Detection) Live Mode Notes AF operation Focusing will take slightly longer. In the u Live mode. if you shoot a peripheral subject and the target subject is slightly out of focus. In the Live mode or u (face detection) Live mode. Note that the AF speed may differ between the normal and magnified views. Even when focus has been achieved. If focusing is difficult in the magnified view. If you press the <u> button in the Live mode.

color.Using AF to Focus Shooting conditions which can make focusing difficult: Low-contrast subjects such as the blue sky and solid-color. Subjects at the edge of the picture. flat surfaces. Subjects in low light. Subjects which keep moving within the AF point and cannot keep still due to camera shake or subject blur. Soft focus effect is applied with a soft focus lens. Subjects strongly reflecting light. Under a light source whose brightness. Stripes and other patterns where there is contrast only in the horizontal direction. Extremely small subjects. Under fluorescent lighting or when the image flickers. or pattern keeps changing. Night scenes or points of light. The AF point covers both a near and faraway subject (such as an animal in a cage). 117 . A special effects filter is used. A subject approaching or moving away from the camera. Autofocusing while the subject is way out of focus.

Press the <A> button.<Q> button. AF point 1 Display the Live View image. Although you can focus the target area quickly. The settable functions will be highlighted in blue. 118 . The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor. using the same AF method as with viewfinder shooting. the When you press the Quick Control screen will appear.Using AF to Focus Quick Mode: f The dedicated AF sensor is used to focus in the One-Shot AF mode (p. Turn the <6> dial to select the AF point. and the larger box is the magnifying frame. Magnifying frame N 2 Select the AF point. the Live View image will be interrupted momentarily during the AF operation. The small boxes on the screen are the AF points. Press the <U> key to make the AF point selectable.66).

The Live View image will turn off. the reflex mirror will go back down. 4 Take thethe focus and exposure. picture. Take the picture only while the Live View image is displayed. 119 . and AF will be executed. The AF point used to focus will light in red.108). the beeper will sound and the Live View image will reappear. then Check press the shutter button completely to take the picture (p.Using AF to Focus the subject. You cannot take a picture during autofocusing. When focus is achieved. 3 Focusthe AF point over the subject and Aim press the shutter button halfway.

While looking at AE lock Magnified area position Magnification turn the lens focusing ring to focus. Press The part within the magnifying frame will be magnified. Each time you press the <u> button.Focusing Manually You can magnify the image and focus precisely manually. 5 Take thethe focus and exposure.108).the magnified image. press the <u> button to return to the normal view. then Check press the shutter button to take the picture (p. the view will change as follows: 5x 10x Normal view 4 Focus manually. To return the magnifying frame to the center. the image. 1 Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF>. 120 . 2 Move the magnifying frame. Turn the lens focusing ring to focus roughly. picture. After achieving focus. Press the <S> key to move the Magnifying frame magnifying frame to the position where you want to focus. 3 Magnifythe <u> button. press the <L> button.

However. About the <E> icon If the camera’s internal temperature becomes high. if you set the [6 LCD brightness] to a bright setting. stop and resume the Live View shooting under the actual light source to be used. In low light. If this happens. chrominance noise may appear in the Live View image. the image sharpness may look more pronounced than it really is. However. If there is a very bright light source in the picture. the Live View image might not reflect the brightness of the captured image. Wait until the brightness level stabilizes before shooting. the image quality might degrade. the screen might flicker. the chrominance noise will not be recorded in the captured image. If the light source within the image changes. the actual captured image will correctly show the bright area. the bright area might appear black on the LCD monitor. it might throw off the Live View image’s correct brightness momentarily. the Live View shooting will stop automatically. You should stop Live View shooting and allow the camera to rest. If you then continue with Live View shooting. the <E> icon may appear on the screen. If Live View shooting continues while the <E> warning icon is displayed and the camera’s internal temperature increases. such as the sun. 121 . Live View shooting will be disabled until the camera’s internal temperature decreases. When you magnify the image.Notes About the Live View Image Under low or bright light conditions. If you point the camera in a different direction.

Custom Function Notes During Live View shooting. the shutter speed and aperture will be displayed in red. This is to prevent image degradation. the image will be captured in the normal view. the image may look bright even if a decreased exposure compensation or flash exposure compensation has been set. When you shoot at high ISO speeds. Even if you take the picture during magnified view. stop Live View shooting temporarily and wait several minutes before shooting. If you take the picture during magnified view. Modeling flash and test flash will not fire if an external Speedlite is used. etc. If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p. FE lock is not possible when the built-in flash or an external Speedlite is used. Return to the normal view before taking the picture. noise (banding.) may appear. the camera’s internal temperature may increase and it can degrade image quality. Before taking a long exposure. Live View shooting in high temperatures and at high ISO speeds may cause noise or irregular colors.191). Notes About Lenses and Flash The focus preset feature on super telephoto lenses cannot be used. certain Custom Function settings will be disabled (p. Terminate Live View shooting when not shooting images. 122 .103) menu is set to anything other than [Disable]. the exposure might not come out as desired. During the magnified view.Notes About the Shooting Results When you shoot continuously with the Live View function for a long period. dots of light.

Shooting Movies Set the Mode Dial to <k> to shoot movies. use a large-capacity SD card rated SD Speed Class 6 “ ” or higher. The movie recording format will be MOV. To check the card’s read/write speed. 123 . About Full HD 1080 Full HD 1080 indicates compatibility with HighDefinition featuring 1080 vertical pixels (scanning lines). the movie might not be recorded properly. If you use a slow-writing card when shooting movies. 6 Cards which can record movies When shooting movies. And if you playback a movie on a card having a slow reading speed. the movie might not playback properly. refer to the card manufacturer’s Web site.

Cautions for movie shooting are on pages 135 and 136. to start Press the <A> button shooting a movie. If necessary. The reflex mirror will make a sound.167. 2 Focus the subject. Autoexposure Shooting 1 Set the Mode Dial to <k>.113-120). autofocus Before shooting a or manual focus (p. 169). then the image will appear on the LCD monitor. 124 . the “o” mark will be displayed on the upper right of the screen. the camera will focus with the current AF mode. The sun’s heat can damage the camera’s internal components. During movie shooting. When you press the shutter button halfway. do not point the lens toward the sun. 3 Shooting the movie. press <A> again.movie. also read the Live View shooting cautions on pages 121 and 122.k Shooting Movies Connecting the camera to a TV set is recommended to playback movies (p. While the movie is being shot. To stop movie shooting.

k Shooting Movies One continuous movie will be recorded as one file.126) on the screen’s bottom left.5mm dia. 40 min. the top. The semitransparent mask size will change depending on the [n Movie rec. and aperture are set automatically. 125 . With a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8. Pressing the shutter button halfway displays the shutter speed and aperture (p. press the <S> button.97). shutter speed. To cancel AE lock during movie shooting. The sound recording level will be adjusted automatically. At 0°C/32°F: Approx. During movie shooting.131). size] setting (p. the total shooting time will be as follows: At 23°C/73°F: Approx. 1 hr. AE lock is possible by pressing the <A> button (p. you can set the exposure compensation.) to the camera’s external microphone IN terminal (p. and right parts of the screen will have a semi-transparent mask. If you use Movie crop. By holding down the <O> button and turning the <6> dial.16).16). Stereo sound recording is possible by connecting an external microphone equipped with a stereo mini plug (3. The ISO speed.. 1 hr. The area enclosed by the semitransparent mask will be the movie image that is recorded. Monaural sound is recorded by the camera’s built-in microphone (p. the unrecorded image areas will be displayed in black mask. 20 min. bottom. This is the exposure setting for taking a still photo. left.

Movie shooting remaining time*/ Elapsed time Frame rate White balance Picture Style Auto Lighting Optimizer Image-recording quality Movie-recording size AF mode •d : Live mode •c : Face detection Live mode •f : Quick mode Shutter speed AE lock Aperture * Applies to a single movie clip. 126 . the movie shooting remaining time will be displayed in red. When movie shooting starts. Battery check Exposure mode L: Autoexposure K: Manual exposure ISO speed Possible shots Exposure compensation amount AF point (Quick mode) Magnifying frame Recording movie If there is no card in the camera. the movie shooting remaining time will change to the elapsed time. the information display will change.k Shooting Movies About the Information Display Each time you press the <B> button.

5 SetPress ISO<Z> button and use the either <6> or <U> key to select the ISO speed. 3 Select [Manual]. •8/7 : 1/4000 sec. To set the shutter speed.[Movie Under the [o] tab. The reflex mirror will make a sound. • Auto ISO setting: ISO 100 . Using manual exposure to shoot movies is for advanced users. then press <0>. The settable shutter speeds depend on the frame rate <9>. turn the <6> dial.6400 • Manual ISO setting: ISO 100 . select exposure]. . To set the aperture. 2 Select [Movie exposure].k Shooting Movies Manual Exposure Shooting You can manually set the shutter speed. . Select [Manual]. then the image will appear on the LCD monitor. and ISO speed for movie shooting. hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial. the speed. aperture.1/30 sec. <6> <O> + <6> 4 Set the shutter speed and aperture.6400 127 . 1 Set the Mode Dial to <k>.1/60 sec. • 6 / 5 / 4: 1/4000 sec. then press <0>.

the movie image might flicker.173). With manual exposure shooting. When shooting a movie of a moving subject. to 1/125 sec. is recommended. Zooming while shooting a movie may record changes in the exposure. If you shoot a movie under fluorescent lighting. With Auto ISO. the shooting mode. and aperture will not be displayed. the correct movie exposure will usually be obtained even if the light level changes. If you use a lens whose aperture changes while you zoom.124). shutter speed. If you playback the movie with “Shooting information display” (p. 128 . the less smooth the subject’s movement will look.k Shooting Movies and shoot the movie. you should not zoom while shooting a movie. due to the drive of the lens aperture. 6 Focus procedure is the same as steps 2 The and 3 for “Autoexposure Shooting” (p. AE lock and exposure compensation cannot be set. will be recorded. Changing the aperture during movie shooting is not recommended since variations in the exposure. The faster the shutter speed. a shutter speed of 1/30 sec. The image information (Exif) will record the settings used at the start of the movie shooting.

Function Image-recording quality Exposure setting AEB Drive mode Flash Settings As set in the [1 Quality] menu. the movie will have a still moment lasting approx. and the movie shooting will resume automatically when the Live View image is displayed. you can also take a still photo by pressing the shutter button completely. Functions particular to still shooting are shown below. Canceled Single shooting (Self-timer not possible) Flash off 129 . The card will record the movie and still photo as separate files. 1 sec. Other functions will be the same as for movie shooting. The captured still photo will be recorded to the card.k Shooting Movies Shooting Still Photos While shooting a movie. Taking still photos during movie shooting The still photo will record the entire screen including the semitransparent mask. Displayed when the shutter button is pressed halfway. If you take a still photo during movie shooting. Shutter speed and aperture set automatically (or set manually for manual exposures).

3 Menu Function Settings Display the movie menu. 130 . image-recording quality (for still photos). function and set it. The settable functions will be highlighted in blue. movierecording size. The menu options under the [n] and [o] tabs are explained below. Picture Style.Shooting Function Settings Function settings particular to movie shooting are explained here. Auto Lighting Optimizer. and AF mode. 1 Press the <Q> button. The name of the selected function is displayed at the bottom. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting. the AF points will also be displayed. pressing the <Q> button will enable you to set the white balance. The image-recording quality setting will be reflected in all shooting modes. When <f> is selected. Q Quick Control While the image is displayed on the LCD monitor. 2 Select athe <S> key to select the Press function to be set.

[Crop 640x480] : Standard-definition recording quality. Focusing may be difficult if the AF point covers both a near and far subject. [7] [5] : For areas where the TV format is PAL (Europe.Shooting Function Settings [n] Menu Movie-recording size You can select the movie’s image size [****x****] and frame rate [9] (frames recorded per second). The Movie crop image cannot be magnified for focusing. the AF point is displayed larger than with other recording sizes. The aspect ratio will be 4:3. Mexico. 131 . : HD (High-Definition) recording quality.). This shooting mode is called Movie crop. The aspect ratio will be 4:3. it will switch automatically to [Live mode] during movie shooting. China. It will give a telephoto effect of about 7x.). Noise and dots of light may be more noticeable than in other recording sizes. : Standard-definition recording quality. Notes for Movie crop Use a tripod to prevent hand-held camera shake. [4] : Mainly for motion pictures. etc. Japan. size] screen switches automatically depending on the [6 Video system] setting. Australia. Even if the AF mode has been set to [Quick mode]. in [Live mode]. etc. • Image size [1920x1080] [1280x720] [640x480] : Full HD (Full High-Definition) recording quality. Still photos cannot be taken. Also. Korea. • Frame rate (fps: frames per second) [8] [6] : For areas where the TV format is NTSC (North America. The 9 (frame rate) displayed on the [Movie rec. Russia.

you can extract a still image from the movie. AF mode The AF modes will be the same as described on pages 113-119. AF is possible during movie shooting. or [Quick mode]. 12 min. 2 megapixels at [1920x1080]. If you autofocus during movie shooting.000 pixels at [640x480]. Total Recording Time 4GB Card 16GB Card File Size After you start shooting a movie. To start movie shooting again. [u Live mode]. 330 MB/min. 330 MB/min. AF will be executed in Live mode. 59 sec. (A new movie file starts being recorded. AF during k When [Enable] is set. The still image quality will be as follows: Approx. With ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser (provided software). 1 megapixel at [1280x720]. 165 MB/min. Note that continuous focusing of a moving subject is not possible. press the <A> button. 39 min. 1 hr. you might momentarily throw the focus way off or change the exposure. continuous autofocusing is not possible. 49 min.Shooting Function Settings Total Movie Recording Time and File Size Per Minute Movie-recording Size 6 [1920x1080] 5 4 [1280x720] [640x480] [Crop 640x480] 8 7 8 7 12 min. approx. 49 min. 24 min. However. and approx. the movie shooting will stop automatically if the file size reaches 4 GB or if the movie length reaches 29 min. 300. 132 . You can select [Live mode]. If the AF mode is [Quick mode].) The semi-transparent or black mask on the top and bottom or on the left and right will not be recorded.

Press the shutter button halfway to execute AF. For AF. press the <w> button. Convenient when you do not want to autofocus when taking a still photo during movie shooting. press the <w> button.204) to start and stop the movie shooting. • AF/AE lock: Normal function. If the switch is set to <o> (immediate shooting). Press the <w> button for AE lock.Shooting Function Settings kShutter/AE lock button You can change the function assigned to the AE lock button and to when you press the shutter button halfway. Remote control shooting You can use the Remote Controller RC-6 (sold separately. press the shutter button to take a still photo without executing AF. While holding down the <w> button. no AE lock: Press the shutter button halfway to execute AF. still photo shooting will take effect. AE lock is not possible. • AF/AF lock. The AF mode setting will also be reflected in Live View shooting. • AE/AF. no AE lock: Press the shutter button halfway for metering. 133 . Convenient when you want to focus and meter at different parts of the picture. then press the transmit button. p. AE lock is not possible. For AF. • AE lock/AF: Press the shutter button halfway for AE lock. Set the shooting timing switch to <2>.

Metering timer You can change how long the exposure setting is displayed (AE lock time). set this option to [Auto]. The ISO speed range will be ISO 200 .6400. The Auto Lighting Optimizer will also be set automatically to [Disable] and cannot be changed. monaural sound will be recorded with the built-in microphone. and aperture for movie shooting (p.5mm dia. Grid display With [Grid 1l] or [Grid 2m]. Stereo sound recording is possible by connecting an external microphone (commercially available) equipped with a stereo mini plug (3. Setting [Movie exposure] to [Manual] enables you to manually set the ISO speed. 134 . you can display grid lines. highlight detail will be improved. shutter speed. The Grid display and Metering timer settings will also be reflected in Live View shooting. kHighlight tone priority This can be set only when [Movie exposure] is set to [Manual]. Sound recording When the sound recording is set to [On].127). If [Enable] is set.16).) to the camera’s external microphone IN terminal (p. The gradation between the grays and highlights becomes smoother. The dynamic range is expanded from the standard 18% gray to bright highlights.Shooting Function Settings [o] Menu Movie exposure Normally. The sound recording level will be adjusted automatically.

The camera’s built-in microphone will also pick up camera operation noise. a five-level indicator might appear on the right of the screen during movie shooting.[2 Shooting 2] Menu The functions settable in this menu screen only apply when the Mode Dial is set to <k>. If the card has a fast writing speed. shoot a few test movies to see if the card can write fast enough. the movie shooting might stop. the Image Stabilizer will operate at all times even if you do not press the shutter button halfway. Notes on Movie Shooting Recording and Image Quality If the attached lens has an Image Stabilizer. If movie shooting is not possible due to insufficient remaining capacity of the card. 135 . you should set the IS switch to <2>.126) will be displayed in red. If you use a tripod or if the Image Stabilizer is not necessary. the indicator will either not appear or the level (if displayed) will hardly go upward. If the indicator becomes full. the faster the indicator will climb upward. you can prevent (or reduce) these noises from being recorded. Setting the still images’ recording quality low might improve this problem. If you take still photos during movie shooting. If you use a commercially-available external microphone. First. If you use a card having a slow writing speed. The Image Stabilizer will thereby consume battery power and may shorten the total movie shooting time or decrease the number of possible shots. The slower the card. These functions do not take effect in other shooting modes. the movie recording size and movie shooting remaining time (p. It indicates how much data has not yet been written to the card (remaining capacity of the internal buffer memory). movie shooting Indicator will stop automatically. Do not connect anything other than an external microphone to the camera’s external microphone IN terminal.

167) and shoot a movie in [1920x1080] or [1280x720]. you will not be able to shoot again until the camera’s internal temperature decreases. the actual movie will be properly recorded at the movie recording size that was set. the image quality may be degraded. turn off the camera. the movie shooting will stop automatically. Turn off the power and let the camera rest for a while. the sound will be properly recorded. 169) and shoot a movie. Playback and TV connection If the brightness changes during movie shooting. However.167. If this happens. The image quality of movies is not affected. If you connect the camera to a TV set with an HDMI cable (p. that part might look momentarily still when you playback the movie. If you connect the camera to a TV set (p.Notes on Movie Shooting Camera’s internal temperature increase and image degradation If the camera’s internal temperature becomes high. If the <E> icon is displayed and you keep shooting movies until the camera’s internal temperature rises further. When not shooting. the <E> icon may appear on the screen. the movie being shot will be displayed at a small size on the TV. However. the TV will not output any sound during the shooting. If you take still photos while the <E> icon is displayed on the screen. 136 .

Handy Features Silencing the Beeper (p.144) Preventing the LCD Monitor from Turning off Automatically (p.139) File Numbering Methods (p.139) Adjusting the LCD Monitor Brightness (p.138) Setting the Auto Power-off Time (p.146) Setting the Flash (p.138) Setting the Image Review Time (p.147) Automatic Sensor Cleaning (p.150) Appending Dust Delete Data (p.143) Reverting the Camera to the Default Settings (p.151) Manual Sensor Cleaning (p.142) Checking Camera Settings (p.153) 7 137 .146) Changing the Shooting Settings Screen Color (p.140) Auto Rotation of Vertical Images (p.138) Card Reminder (p.

3 Card Reminder This prevents shooting if there is no card in the camera. During the image review. select [Image review]. then press <0>. then press <0>. 3 Setting the Image Review Time You can set how long the image is displayed on the LCD monitor immediately after capture. If [Off] is set. if you operate any camera controls such as pressing the shutter button halfway. the image display will end. Under the [1] tab. the image review will be displayed up until the [Auto power off] time. select [Release shutter without card]. select [Beep].Handy Features 3 Silencing the Beeper You can prevent the beeper from sounding when focus is achieved or during self-timer operation. the image will not be displayed immediately after image capture. Under the [1] tab. Under the [1] tab. then press <0>. If there is no card installed and you press the shutter button. If [Hold] is set. then press <0>. Select the desired review time. Select [Disable]. then press <0>. then press <0>. “Card” will be displayed in the viewfinder. Select [Disable]. and you cannot release the shutter. 138 .

the LCD monitor will turn off automatically. When the camera has turned off due to auto power off. 3 Adjusting the LCD Monitor Brightness You can adjust the brightness of the LCD monitor to make it easier to read. you can wake up the camera by pressing the shutter button halfway or any of the following buttons: <M> <B> <x> etc. Select the desired power-off time. then press <0>. then press <0>. either turn off the camera yourself or press the <B> button to turn off the shooting settings display to save battery power. select [Auto power off]. press the <B> button.. the camera turns off automatically after the set time of idle operation elapses. set the LCD monitor brightness to 4 and prevent the ambient light from affecting the reviewed image. With the adjustment screen displayed. If [Off] has been set and the camera is not used for 30 min. select [LCD brightness]. Under the [6] tab. When checking the exposure of an image. You can set this auto power-off time. then press <0>. press the <U> key to adjust the brightness. To turn on the LCD monitor again. 139 . If [Off] has been set. Under the [5] tab. then press <0>.Handy Features 3 Setting the Auto Power-off Time To save battery power.

you should use a newly-formatted card each time.JPG. [Continuous]: The file numbering continues in sequence even after the card is replaced. The file number will appear on a computer in this format: IMG_0001. Even after you replace the card. the file numbering of the new images might continue from the file numbering of the existing images in the card. If the replacement card contains images recorded previously.Handy Features 3 File Numbering Methods The file number is like the frame number on a roll of film. then press <0>. The available settings are described below. then press <0>. the file numbering continues in sequence up to 9999. Under the [5] tab. You can change how the file number is assigned. Select one. This is convenient when you want to save the images numbered anywhere between 0001 to 9999 from multiple cards into one folder in your computer. File numbering after replacing the card Card-1 Card-2 0051 0052 Next sequential file number 140 . If you want to use continuous file numbering. select [File numbering]. The captured images are assigned a sequential file number from 0001 to 9999 and saved in one folder.

the file numbering returns to continuous or auto reset. If the file number in folder No. After the manual reset. the file numbering of the new images might continue from the file numbering of the existing images in the card. If the replacement card contains images recorded previously.CR2” for RAW images. Movie file names will start with “MVI_”. To restart the file numbering from 0001.Handy Features [Auto reset]: Resets the file numbering to 0001 whenever the card is replaced. The LCD monitor will display a message telling you to replace the card. When you reset the file numbering manually. For both JPEG and RAW images. “. shooting will not be possible even if the card still has storage capacity. File numbering after replacing the card Card-1 Card-2 0051 0001 File numbering is reset [Manual reset]: To reset the file numbering to 0001 manually or to start from file number 0001 in a new folder. a new folder is created automatically and the file numbering of images saved to that folder starts from 0001. This is convenient if you want to use different folders for the images taken yesterday and the ones taken today. the file numbering restarts from 0001. you should use a newly-formatted card. Replace it with a new card. Each time you replace the card. The extension will be “.JPG” for JPEG images. 999 reaches 9999. 141 . the file name will start with “IMG_”. MOV” for movies. This is convenient if you want to organize images according to cards. for example. and “.

then press <0>. It will be rotated. if the vertical image is taken while the camera is pointed up or down. [OnD] [Off] : The vertical image is automatically rotated only on the computer. The software used is not compatible with image rotation. The setting of this feature can be changed. I want to rotate an image captured when [OnD] had been set.Handy Features 3 Auto Rotation of Vertical Images Vertical images are rotated automatically so they are displayed vertically on the camera’s LCD monitor and computer instead of horizontally. On the camera’s LCD monitor. : The vertical image is not automatically rotated at all. see “Rotating the Image” on page 159. FAQ The vertical image is not rotated during the image review immediately after it is captured. Set [OnPD]. Use the software provided with the camera instead. In such a case. Select one. Under the [5] tab. The available settings are described below. then playback the image. the image might not rotate for playback. Auto rotate will not work with vertical images captured while [Auto rotate] was set to [Off]. but the image does not rotate during playback. [OnPD] is set. The vertical image does not rotate on the computer screen. select [Auto rotate]. then press <0>. 142 . Press the <x> button and the image playback will display the rotated image. Also. [OnPD] : The vertical image is automatically rotated during playback on both the camera’s LCD monitor and on the computer.

146) Date/Time (p. While the menu is displayed. Press the shutter button halfway to return to the shooting settings display.139) Sensor cleaning (p.101)/ WB bracketing (p.150) 143 .65) Auto rotate display (p.96) WB correction (p. Press the <B> button again to return to the menu. Settings Display Card remaining capacity Color space (p.138) Auto power off (p. press the <B> button to display the settings.102) Live View shooting (p.107) Red-eye reduction (p.Handy Features B Checking Camera Settings While the menu is displayed.29) Beeper (p.142) LCD monitor auto off (p. press the <B> button to display the camera’s major function settings.

This works in the <d> and other Creative Zone modes. then press <0>. then press <0>. select [Clear all camera settings]. 2 Select the the shooting settings to the To revert default. Select [OK]. then press <0>. 3 Select [OK]. Setting [Clear all camera settings] will reset the camera to the default settings on the next page. desired setting. then press <0>. Under the [7] tab. 1 Select [Clear settings]. 144 . To revert the Custom Functions to the default settings. (C. select [Clear all Custom Func.Fn)].Handy Features 3 Reverting the Camera to the Default SettingsN This is for reverting all the camera’s shooting settings and Custom Functions to the default settings. select [Clear settings].

Brightness 10 images OnzD Unchanged Unchanged Unchanged Unchanged Live View Shooting Settings Live View shooting Enable Grid display Metering timer AF mode Off 16 sec. Live mode Movie Shooting Settings Movie-recording size 1920x1080 AF mode Live mode Disable AF during k kShutter/ AE lock button Remote control Movie exposure Grid display Metering timer Sound recording kHighlight tone priority AF/AE lock Disable Auto Off 16 sec. On Disable Eye-Fi transmission Disable My Menu settings Unchanged 145 . Enable Enable 2 sec.Handy Features Shooting Settings AF mode One-Shot AF AF point selection Automatic selection q (Evaluative Metering mode metering) ISO speed AUTO (Auto) Drive mode u (Single shooting) Exposure Canceled compensation/AEB Flash exposure compensation Custom Functions 0 (Zero) Unchanged Image-recording Settings Quality Picture Style Auto Lighting Optimizer Peripheral illumination correction Color space White balance WB correction WB-BKT File numbering Auto cleaning Dust Delete Data 73 Standard Standard Enable/ Correction data retained sRGB Q (Auto) Canceled Canceled Continuous Enable Erased Camera Settings Auto power off Beep Release shutter without card Image review Histogram Image jump w/6 Auto rotate LCD brightness Date/Time Language Video system Copyright information 30 sec.

Select the desired color. then press <0>. When you exit the menu. then press <0>.Handy Features 3 Preventing the LCD Monitor from Turning off Automatically This prevents the display-off sensor from turning off the shooting settings display automatically when your eye nears the viewfinder eyepiece. select [Screen color]. then press <0>. Under the [5] tab. then press <0>. Under the [5] tab. 3 Changing the Shooting Settings Screen Color You can change the background color of the shooting settings screen. select [LCD auto off]. Select [Screen color]. 146 . Select [Disable]. the selected color will be displayed for the shooting settings screen. Select [LCD auto off].

Select [Flash control]. The setting procedure is the same as setting a camera menu function. setting] menus can set the functions listed on the next page. setting] or [External flash func. This is useful when you only want to use the flash’s AF-assist beam. setting] and [External flash func. setting] The [Built-in flash func. [Built-in flash func. both the built-in flash and external Speedlite will not fire. If [Disable] is set. Select [Built-in flash func. Under the [1] tab. setting] will vary depending on the Speedlite model. 147 . select [Flash control]. setting] and [External flash func.3 Setting the FlashN The built-in flash and external Speedlite settings can be set with the menu. The functions not dimmed can be selected and set. The flash control screen will appear. set this to [Enable]. The functions displayed under [External flash func. [Flash firing] Normally. setting]. then press <0>. The [External flash ***] menu options for external Speedlites are applicable only to an attached EX-series Speedlite compatible with the respective functions. The flash functions will be displayed.

With 2nd curtain sync. setting] k Page 148 148 – 88 149 – – * Regarding [FEB] (Flash exposure bracketing). set this to [1st curtain] so that the flash fires immediately after the exposure starts. see the Speedlite’s instruction manual.. This is for advanced users. FEB* Flash exposure compensation E-TTL II Zoom* Wireless setting* – – – k k k k [Built-in flash func. you can also set [Hi-speed]. Shutter sync. Normally. setting] and [External flash func. setting] E-TTL II (Fixed) k k [External flash func. with shutter speeds faster than 1/30 sec. If [2nd curtain] is set. When this is combined with a slow sync speed. [Zoom]. refer to your Speedlite’s instruction manual. [E-TTL II] is the standard mode of EX-series Speedlites for automatic flash shooting. 1st curtain sync will automatically take effect. * For other flash modes. However.3 Setting the FlashN [Built-in flash func. [Manual flash] enables you to set the flash output yourself. 148 . you can create a trail of light such as from car headlights at night. and once immediately before the exposure ends. refer to the Speedlite’s instruction manual. and [Wireless set. the flash will fire right before the exposure ends. setting] Settable Functions Function Flash mode Shutter sync. If an external Speedlite is attached. you can select the flash mode to suit your flash shooting. For details.]. Flash mode With an external Speedlite. two flashes will be fired: Once when you press the shutter button completely.

3 Setting the FlashN

Flash exposure compensation See “y Flash Exposure Compensation” on page 88. E-TTL II For normal flash exposures, set it to [Evaluative]. If [Average] is set, the flash exposure will be averaged for the entire metered scene as with an external metering flash. Since flash exposure compensation may be necessary depending on the scene, this setting is for advanced users. Clear flash settings On the [External flash func. setting] screen, press the <B> button to display the screen to clear the flash settings. When you select [OK], the settings for the built-in flash and external Speedlite will be cleared.

Setting the External Speedlite Custom Functions

1

Display the Custom Function.
Select [External flash C.Fn setting], then press <0>.

the 2 SetPress Custom Function. press the <U> key, then
<0>. The procedure is the same as setting the camera’s Custom Functions (p.190). To clear all the Custom Function settings, select [Clear ext. flash C.Fn set.] in step 1.

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f Automatic Sensor Cleaning
Whenever you set the power switch to <1> or <2>, the Self Cleaning Sensor Unit operates to automatically shake off the dust on the front of the sensor. Normally, you need not pay attention to this operation. However, you can execute the sensor cleaning at anytime as well as disable it.

Cleaning the Sensor Now

1

Select [Sensor cleaning].
Under the [6] tab, select [Sensor cleaning], then press <0>.

2 Select [Clean nowf]. then press Select [Clean nowf],
<0>. Select [OK] on the dialog screen, then press <0>. The screen will indicate that the sensor is being cleaned. Although there will be a shutter sound, a picture is not taken.
For best results, do the sensor cleaning while the camera bottom is placed on a table or other flat surface. Even if you repeat the sensor cleaning, the result will not improve that much. Right after the sensor cleaning is finished, the [Clean nowf] option will remain disabled temporarily.

Disabling Automatic Sensor Cleaning
In step 2, select [Auto cleaningf] and set it to [Disable]. The sensor cleaning will no longer be executed when you set the power switch to <1> or <2>.

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3 Appending Dust Delete DataN
Normally, the Self Cleaning Sensor Unit will eliminate most of the dust that might be visible on captured images. However, in case visible dust still remains, you can append the Dust Delete Data to the image for erasing the dust spots later. The Dust Delete Data is used by Digital Photo Professional (provided software) to erase the dust spots automatically.

Preparation
Get a solid-white object (paper, etc.). Set the lens focal length to 50mm or longer. Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF> and set the focus to infinity (∞). If the lens has no distance scale, look at the front of the lens and turn the focusing ring clockwise all the way.

Obtain the Dust Delete Data

1

Select [Dust Delete Data].
Under the [y] tab, select [Dust Delete Data], then press <0>.

2 Select [OK]. and press <0>. After Select [OK]
the automatic self-cleaning of the sensor is performed, a message will appear. Although there will be a shutter sound, a picture is not taken.

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3 Appending Dust Delete DataN

solid-white object. 3 Photograph a of 20 cm - 30 cm (0.7 ft. At a distance
- 1.0 ft.), fill the viewfinder with a patternless, solid-white object and take a picture. The picture will be taken in the aperture-priority AE mode with an aperture of f/22. Since the image will not be saved, the data can still be obtained even if there is no card in the camera. When the picture is taken, the camera will start obtaining the Dust Delete Data. When the Dust Delete Data is obtained, a message will appear. Select [OK], and the menu will reappear. If the data was not obtained successfully, a message to that effect will appear. Follow the “Preparation” procedure on the preceding page, then select [OK]. Take the picture again.

About the Dust Delete Data
After the Dust Delete Data is obtained, it is appended to all the JPEG and RAW images captured thereafter. Before an important shoot, you should update the Dust Delete Data by obtaining it again. To erase dust spots automatically with the provided software, see the PDF Software Instruction Manual on the CD-ROM. The Dust Delete Data appended to the image is so small that it hardly affects the image file size.
Be sure to use a solid-white object such as a new sheet of white paper. If the paper has any pattern or design, it may be recognized as dust data and affect the accuracy of the dust deletion with the software.

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Dust which could not be removed by the automatic sensor cleaning can be removed manually with a blower, etc. The surface of the image sensor is extremely delicate. If the sensor needs to be cleaned directly, having it done by a Canon Service Center is recommended. Before cleaning the sensor, detach the lens from the camera.

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Select [Sensor cleaning].
Under the [6] tab, select [Sensor cleaning], then press <0>.

2 Select [Clean manually].then press Select [Clean manually],
<0>.

3 Select [OK]. then press <0>. Select [OK],
In a moment, the reflex mirror will lockup and the shutter will open.

4 End the cleaning. to <2>. Set the power switch
For the power source, using the AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 (sold separately) is recommended. If you use a battery, make sure it is fully recharged. If the battery grip with size-AA/LR6 batteries is attached, manual sensor cleaning will not be possible.

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If smear that cannot be removed with a blower remains. The surface of the image sensor is extremely delicate. Clean the sensor with care. • Setting the power switch to <2>. If the power is turned off. Use a plain blower without any brush attached. Never use canned air or gas to clean the sensor. The blowing force can damage the sensor or the spray gas can freeze on the sensor. never do any of the following. the shutter will close and the shutter curtains and image sensor might get damaged. the shutter will close and the shutter curtains or reflex mirror might get damaged. Do not insert the blower tip inside the camera beyond the lens mount. 154 . • Opening the card slot cover. having the sensor cleaned by a Canon Service Center is recommended. • Opening the battery compartment cover. A brush can scratch the sensor. If the power is cut off.3 Manual Sensor CleaningN While cleaning the sensor.

8 About images taken with another camera: The camera might not be able to properly display images captured with a different camera or edited with a computer or whose file name was changed. Here you will find explanations about how to playback and erase photos and movies with the camera and viewing them on a TV set.Image Playback This chapter explains features related to viewing photos and movies. 155 . going into more detail than in Chapter 2 “Basic Shooting and Image Playback” which explained the playback procedure.

156 . the last captured image will be displayed. Pressing the <u> button will toggle the display from 9 images. When you press the <x> button. Press the <I> button again to switch to the 9-image index display. 2 Switch to the indexbutton. to move the blue Press the <S> key frame to select the image. 4 images and one image displayed. Turn the <6> dial to see the next screen of index images. Press the <I> The 4-image index display will appear.x Searching for Images Quickly H Display Multiple Images on One Screen (Index display) Search for images quickly with the index display showing four or nine images on one screen. 1 Playback the image. Press <0> and the selected image will be displayed as a single image. 3 Select the image. The currently-selected image will be highlighted in a blue frame. display.

2 Browse the <x> button to playback Press the image. by jumping. 1 Select the jump method. To change the jump method. Jump method Image location To search images according to the shooting date. select [Date]. The jump display will proceed according to the selected jump method. On the bottom right. Turn the <6> dial to display the shooting date. 157 .x Searching for Images Quickly I Jump through Images (Jump display) With the single image display. select the desired jump method from [1 image/10 images/100 images/ Date/Movies/Stills]. you can turn the <6> dial to jump through the images. On the single-image display. If the card contains both [Movies] and [Stills]. the jump method and current image location are indicated. In the [4 Image jump w/6] menu. select either one to display only movies or stills. press the <V> key. turn the <6> dial. then press <0>.

During image playback. If you hold down the button. Press the <I> button to reduce the magnification.5x to 10x on the LCD monitor. If you hold down the <u> button. A movie cannot be magnified.u/y Magnified View You can magnify a shot image by 1. 158 . press the <u> button. 2 Scroll the <S>the to scroll around the Use key magnified image. the image will continue to be magnified until it reaches the maximum magnification. You can turn the <6> dial to view another image while the magnification is maintained. To exit the magnified display. press the <x> button and the single image display will return. Magnified view is not possible during the image review immediately after the image is taken. 1 Magnify the image. Magnified area position around image. The image will be magnified. the magnification will continue to reduce to the single image display.

select [Rotate]. repeat steps 2 and 3.b Rotating the Image You can rotate the displayed image to the desired orientation. If the rotated image is not displayed in the rotated orientation during image playback. If you have set [5 Auto rotate] to [OnzD] (p. You can also select an image on the index display. the Each time you press image will rotate clockwise as follows: 90° → 270° → 0° To rotate another image. A movie cannot be rotated.142) before taking vertical shots. you need not rotate the image as described above. key to select the Press the <U> image to be rotated. 159 . 2 Select the image. 1 Select [Rotate]. <0>. 3 Rotate the image. then press <0>. press the <M> button. To exit and return to the menu. set the [5 Auto rotate] menu option to [OnzD]. Under the [3] tab.

You can also playback photos and movies recorded in the card as an automatic slide show.167. Playback on the Camera’s LCD Monitor (p. 169) Use the provided AV cable or an HDMI Cable HTC-100 (sold separately) to connect the camera to a TV set. If you have a High-Definition TV set and connect your camera with an HDMI cable.162-166) You can playback movies on the camera’s LCD monitor and even edit out the first and last scenes. Movies on a card can be played only by devices which can play MOV files. Since hard disk recorders do not have an HDMI IN terminal. movies and photos cannot be played nor saved. A movie edited with a personal computer cannot be rewritten to the card and played back with the camera. 160 . Playback on a TV set (p. you can watch Full HD (Full HighDefinition: 1920x1080) and HD (HighDefinition: 1280x720) movies with higher image quality. Then you can playback the captured movies and photos on the TV.k Enjoying Movies Basically. Even if the camera is connected to a hard disk recorder with a USB cable. the camera cannot be connected with an HDMI cable. there are the following three ways to playback the movies you shot.

Regarding the computer hardware requirements for ZoomBrowser EX/ ImageBrowser. inquire the software maker. You can also extract a single frame from a movie and save it as a still photo.k Enjoying Movies Playback and Editing with a Personal Computer (See the PDF file instruction manual for ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser) The movie files recorded in the card can be transferred to a personal computer and played or edited with ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser (provided software). For details on commercially-available software. 161 . For smooth movie playback. be sure it is compatible with MOV files. use a high-performance personal computer. If you want to use commercially-available software to playback or edit the movies. see the PDF file instruction manual.

3 Pressthe single-image display. then press <0>. During the index display. As movies cannot be played on the index display. movie. you can adjust the sound volume by turning the <6> dial. 4 Playback[7] (Play). Speaker the movie. press On <0>. press <0> to switch to the single-image display. The movie playback panel will appear on the bottom. 162 . see the next page. With the single-image display. Select The movie will start playing. During movie playback. the perforation on the left edge of the image indicates that it is a movie. You can pause the movie playback by pressing <0>. <0>. the <1s> icon displayed on the upper left indicates that it is a movie. Press the <x> button to display the image. For more details on the playback procedure. 2 Select athe <U> key to select a Press movie.k Playing Movies 1 Playback the image.

) 163 . adjust the sound volume with the TV set. it will fast forward the movie. Adjust the slow motion speed by pressing the <U> key. Pressing <0> toggles between play and stop. it will rewind the movie. Playback position Playback time You can adjust the built-in speaker’s (p. a single previous frame is displayed.164). press the <B> button to switch the shooting information display (p.162) sound volume by turning the <6> dial. If you hold down <0>. Displays the movie’s first frame. The slow-motion speed is indicated on the upper right.173). If you took a still photo while you shot the movie. the still photo will be displayed for approx. During the single-image display. the movie will play frame-byframe. Displays the editing screen (p. during the movie playback. 169) to playback a movie. the continuous playback time at 23°C/73°F will be as follows: Approx. 2 Exit 7 Play 8 Slow motion 5 First frame 3 Previous frame 6 Next frame 4 Last frame X Edit mm’ ss” 9 Volume With a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8. 1 sec. 30 min.167.k Playing Movies Function Playback Description Returns to the single-image display. Each time you press <0>. Displays the movie’s last frame. 2 hr. If you connect the camera to a TV set (p. Each time you press <0>. If you hold down <0>. (Turning the <6> dial will not adjust the sound volume.

164 . select [Overwrite]. To save it and overwrite the original movie file.X Editing the Movie’s First and Last Scenes You can edit out the first and last scenes of a movie in 1-sec. select [X]. Since the editing is done in 1-sec. To change the editing. be edited out. select [2] and press <0>. press <0>. More movie editing functions are available with ZoomBrowser EX/ ImageBrowser (provided software). movie. 3 Check the edited movie. increments (position indicated by [X]). 4 Save the[W]. If the card does not have enough room. select [New file]. to Select [7] and press <0> playback the portion highlighted in blue. then press <0>. The portion highlighted in blue on the top of the screen is what will remain. To save it as a new movie. The editing screen will be displayed. After deciding which part to edit out. 1 On the movie playback screen. Press the <U> key to see the previous or next frames. 2 Specify the part to(Cut beginning) or Select either [U] [V] (Cut end). [New file] will not be selectable. To cancel the editing. the exact position where the movie is edited may differ slightly from the position you specified. Select The save screen will appear. Then press <0>. then press <0>. Holding it down will fast forward the frames. go back to step 2. increments.

1 Select [Slide show]. then press <0>. Only the still photos in the card will be played back. If you selected [iDate]. then press <0>. Press the <V> key to select one of the following: [jAll images/iDate/ kMovies/zStills].3 Slide Show (Auto Playback) You can playback the images in the card as an automatic slide show. Number of images to be played 2 Select the images to be played back. Only the movies in the card will be played back. Press the <V> key to select the date. Press the <V> key to select the top menu item. select [Slide show]. Under the [3] tab. Still photos and movies taken on the selected shooting date will be played back. Then press <0>. Item Playback Description All the still photos and movies in the card will be played back. press the <B> button while <zH> is highlighted. The [Select date] screen will appear. jAll images iDate kMovies zStills 165 . then press <0>.

] is displayed. you can press the <B> button to change the still photo display format. After [Loading image. auto power off will not take effect. set the [Display time] and [Repeat] options. During pause. During pause. then press <0>.. you can press the <U> key to view another image. Press <0> again to resume the slide show. To view the slide show on a TV set. [G] will be displayed on the upper left of the image. the key to select [Set up]. you can adjust the sound volume by turning the <6>. Press then press <0>. During movie playback. see pages 167. press the <M> button.3 Slide Show (Auto Playback) the time 3 SetPressplay<V>and repeat option. During auto playback.. 4 Start thethe <V> key to select [Start]. During the slide show. the slide show will start. 166 . 5 Quit the slide show. For still photos. The display time may vary depending on the image. 169. [Display time] [Repeat] slide show. then press the <M> button. To pause the slide show. press <0>. and return to To quit the slide show the setting screen.

Viewing on HD (High-Definition) TV Sets The HDMI Cable HTC-100 (sold separately) is required. HDMI cable to 2 Connect thethe HDMI cable tothe TV set. 167 . * Adjust the movie’s sound volume with the TV set. With the plug’s <dHDMI MINI> logo facing the front of the camera. insert it into the <D> terminal.) The images will be displayed at the TV’s optimum resolution automatically. Connect the HDMI cable to the camera’s <D> terminal. turn off the camera and television. on the TV and switch the 3 Turn video input to select the TV’s connected port. see page 162. Connect the TV’s HDMI IN port. Before connecting or disconnecting the cable between the camera and television. * Depending on the TV set. 4 Set the camera’s power switch to <1>. 5 Press the <x>appear on the TV The image will screen. 1 Connect the HDMI cable to the camera. By pressing the <B> button. To playback movies. button. (Nothing will be displayed on the camera’s LCD monitor. you can change the display format. part of the image displayed might be cut off.Viewing the Images on TV You can also view the still photos and movies on a TV set.

then press <0>. In such a case. Press the / button to select an option. The menu displayed will differ for still photos and movies. then press the Enter button. then press the Enter button. 168 . you can use the TV set’s remote control for playback operations. image. Doing so may cause a malfunction. The menu will disappear and you can use the / button to select an image. 1 Select [Ctrl over HDMI]. Select [Enable]. 2 Select the remote control to the TV set Point the and press the / button to select the image.Viewing the Images on TV Do not connect any other device’s output to the camera’s <D> terminal. the TV set’s input will automatically switch to the HDMI port connected to the camera. Under the [4] tab. For HDMI CEC TV sets When a TV set compatible with HDMI CEC* is connected to the camera with the HDMI cable. When you press the camera’s <x> button. then press <0>. Select [Return] and press the Enter button. Then press the Enter button. For a slide show. The menu will appear. press the remote control’s / button to select an option. * A function enabling you to control multiple HDMI devices with one remote control unit. select [Ctrl over HDMI]. The camera’s <q/C> terminal and <D> terminal cannot be used at the same time. Some TVs might not be able to display the captured images. use the provided AV cable to connect to the TV. you can use the TV set’s remote control for playback operations. When the camera is connected to a TV set.

(Nothing will be displayed on the camera’s LCD monitor. see the TV set’s instruction manual. Images might not be displayed if you use a different cable. Set the proper video system format with the [6 Video system] menu option. 5 Press the <x>appear on the TV The image will screen. button. may not operate properly.) To playback movies. Connect the AV the TV’s video IN terminal and to the audio IN terminal. Viewing on Non-HD (High-Definition) TV Sets 1 Connect the provided AV cable to the camera. If the video system format does not match the TV’s. set the camera’s [4 Ctrl over HDMI] menu option to [Disable]. With the plug’s <Canon> logo facing the back of the camera. Certain TV sets. For details. insert it into the <q/ C> terminal. Do not use any AV cable other than the one provided. and use the camera to control the playback operation. TV and 3 Turn on the to selectswitch the TV’s port. 169 . see page 162. even those compatible with HDMI CEC. In such a case. video input the connected 4 Set the camera’s power switch to <1>.Viewing the Images on TV Some TV sets require you to first enable the HDMI CEC connection. the images will not be displayed properly. Connect the AV cable to the camera’s <q/ C> terminal. (Red) (White) (Yellow) cable 2 Connect the AV cable toto the TV set.

Once an image is protected.172). Under the [3] tab. To erase a protected image. The protect setting screen will appear. The <K> icon will disappear. then press <0>. To cancel the image protection. When an image is protected. press the <M> button.K Protecting Images Protecting an image prevents it from being erased accidentally. the <K> icon will appear on the top of the screen. it cannot be erased by the camera’s erase function. 1 Select [Protect images]. repeat step 2. If you erase all the images (p. 2 Select the image andto select the Press the <U> key image to be protected. then press <0>. only the protected images will remain. select [Protect images]. Image protect icon protect it. This is convenient when you want to erase unnecessary images all at once. If you format the card (p. press <0> again. To exit the image protection.42). the protected images will also be erased. you must first cancel the protection. The menu will reappear. To protect another image. 170 .

2 Press the <L> button. 171 . then image displayed will be erased. Under the [3] tab. 1 Select [Erase images]. then press <0>. you can erase multiple images at one time. at the The erase dialog will appear bottom of the screen. Make sure you no longer need the image before erasing it. 3 Checkmarking <X> Images to be Erased in a Batch By checkmarking the images to be erased. 3 Erase the image. Erasing a 1+73 image will erase both the RAW and JPEG images. To prevent important images from being erased accidentally. press <0>. it cannot be recovered. select [Erase images]. Once an image is erased.170) will not be erased.L Erasing Images You can either select and erase images one by one or erase them in one batch. protect them. Protected images (p. The Select [Erase]. Erasing a Single Image 1 Playback the image to be erased.

The images will be displayed. Select [OK]. The <X> icon will be displayed on the upper left. then press <0>. format the card (p. 3 Select the images to be erased and Select the images press the <V> key. press the <I> button. To display the three-image display. to be erased. When the [3 Erase images] menu is set to [All images on card].42). To erase other images. To return to the single-image display. Select [Select and erase then press <0>. all the images in the card will be erased. To also erase protected images. 3 Erasing All Images in the Card You can also erase all the images in the card. 4 Erase the images. 172 . Press the <L> button. The selected images will be erased.L Erasing Images images]. repeat step 3. press the <u> button. 2 Select [Select and eraseimages].

The most detailed shooting information is shown below. About the Highlight Alert When the shooting information is displayed. the movie icon <k/ >. Exposure compensation amount Flash exposure compensation amount Aperture Shutter speed/ Recording time Metering mode Shooting mode/ Movie Image-recording quality/ Movie-recording size Playback number/ Total images recorded White balance White balance correction File size Protect Folder number .File number Histogram (Brightness/RGB) Picture Style and settings ISO speed Highlight tone priority Color space Shooting date and time Image verification data appended * With 1+73 images. To obtain more image detail in the overexposed areas. 173 . recording size <A/B/C>. <G> will be displayed. and frame rate <8/7/6/5/4> will be displayed. you can switch the shooting information display. the 73 file size is displayed. * For still photos taken during movie shooting display. The shutter speed and aperture will not be displayed. * For movie files. set the exposure compensation to a negative amount and shoot again. recording format <D>. any overexposed areas of the image will blink.B Shooting Information Display When you press the <B> button during single-image playback.

the color will be too saturated with no detail. the highlight detail will be lost. The display can be switched with the [4 Histogram] menu. you can see the color’s saturation and gradation condition and white balance inclination. while the vertical axis indicates how many pixels exist for each color brightness level. And if there are too many pixels on the right. while the vertical axis indicates how many pixels exist for each brightness level. the shadow detail will be lost.B Shooting Information Display About the Histogram The brightness histogram display shows the exposure level distribution and overall brightness. If there are too many pixels on the left. Bright image And if there are too many pixels on the right. If there are too many pixels on the left. you can see the exposure level inclination and the overall gradation. the darker and less prominent the color. Sample Histograms [Brightness] Display This histogram is a graph showing the distribution of the image’s brightness level. And the more pixels there are toward the right. The more pixels Normal brightness there are toward the left. The more pixels there are toward the left. By checking the image and its brightness histogram. The gradation in-between will be reproduced. the brighter and denser the color. the brighter the image. The horizontal axis indicates the color’s brightness level (darker on the left and brighter on the right). [RGB] Display This histogram is a graph showing the distribution of each primary color’s brightness level in the image (RGB or red. By checking the image’s RGB histogram. 174 . The horizontal axis indicates the brightness level Dark image (darker on the left and brighter on the right). And the more pixels there are toward the right. the darker the image. The RGB histogram display is for checking the color saturation and gradation. and blue). the respective color information will be lacking. green.

9 175 . quantity to print.Printing Images Printing (p. The camera is compatible with “wPictBridge” which is the standard for direct printing.176) You can connect the camera directly to a printer and print out the images in the card. Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) (p. etc.185) DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) enables you to print images recorded in the card according to your printing instructions such as the image selection. You can print multiple images in one batch or give the print order to a photofinisher.

2 SetFor details. To connect to the printer. the cable plug’s <D> icon must face the front side of the camera. When connecting the cable plug to the camera’s <q/C> terminal. 176 . up the printer. 5 Set the camera’s power switch to <1>. 3 Connecting the camera to a printer. Some printers may make a beeping sound. refer to the printer’s instruction manual.Preparing to Print The direct printing procedure is done entirely with the camera while you look at the LCD monitor. Use the interface cable provided with the camera. see the printer’s instruction manual. 4 Turn on the printer. Connecting the Camera to a Printer 1 Set the camera’s power switch to <2>.

do the following: 1. make sure it is fully charged. If you use a battery pack to power the camera. it indicates a problem with the printer. Press <0>. Before disconnecting the cable.184). printing up to approx. The camera cannot be used with printers compatible only with CP Direct or Bubble Jet Direct. using AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 (sold separately) to power the camera is recommended. 3. Press the <x> button to playback the image. On the print setting screen. Hold the plug (not the cord) to pull out the cable. first turn off the camera and printer. and the <w> icon will appear on the upper left to indicate that the camera is connected to a printer. 177 . 4 hours is possible. select [Print]. 6 Playback thex> button. For direct printing.Preparing to Print wPictBridge image. If there is a long beeping sound in step 5. With a fully-charged battery. Movies cannot be printed. Do not use any interface cable other than the one provided. The error message will be displayed on the LCD monitor (p. Press the < The image will appear. 2. To find out what’s wrong.

The Print setting screen Sets the printing effects (p. and layout you have set are displayed. The paper settings screen will appear. Starts the printing. see the printer’s instruction manual. Some settings might not be available. For details. type. <0>.180). Returns to the screen in step 1. Press the <U> key to select the image to be printed. 3 Select [Paper settings].setting screen will appear. Sets the trimming (cropping) (p. Sets the quantity to be printed.then press Select [Paper settings]. 0 2 Press <print>. certain settings such as the date and file number imprinting and trimming might not be available. 178 . The paper size. type. Sets the date or file number imprinting to on or off. Check that the <w> icon is displayed on the upper left of the LCD monitor. and layout.183). Sets the paper size. Printer-connected icon 1 Select the image to be printed.wPrinting The screen display and setting options will differ depending on the printer. * Depending on the printer.

The page layout screen will appear. shooting mode. ISO speed. * From the Exif data. 8. aperture. 16. then press <0>. 4. exposure compensation amount. • [20-upc] will have the shooting information* imprinted.wPrinting QSetting the Paper Size Select the size of the paper loaded in the printer. On A4 or Letter size paper. If your printer cannot print borderless prints. The shooting information* will be imprinted on the border on 9x13cm and larger prints. 9. will be imprinted. When using a Canon printer and Canon paper. 20 or 35 thumbnails of the images ordered through DPOF (p. the print will have borders. The paper type screen will appear. Bordered Borderless Borderedc xx-up 20-upc 35-upp Default The print will have white borders along the edges. etc. white balance.185) will be printed. The print will have no borders. The page layout will vary depending on the printer model or its settings. The print setting screen will reappear. USetting the Page Layout Select the page layout. Option to print 2. then press <0>. or 20 images on one sheet. YSetting the Paper Type Select the type of the paper loaded in the printer.. the camera name. lens name. shutter speed. then press <0>. read the printer’s instruction manual to check what paper types can be used. 179 .

then press <0>.need not set necessary. If you any printing effects.182). yellowish blacks. The image will be printed with higher saturation to produce more vivid blues and greens. If the <e> icon is displayed next to <z>. The image noise is reduced before printing. No automatic correction will be applied. Note that the printed image might look slightly different from the displayed image which is only an approximation.” The printing will differ depending on the printer. Prints in black-and-white with cool. 0 Warm tone Prints in black-and-white with warm. No zNatural automatic color adjustments are applied. What is displayed on the screen differs depending on the printer. Prints the image in the actual colors and contrast. For details. it is reflected in the image displayed on the upper left. The image’s Exif data is used to make automatic corrections. Select the option on the upper right (circled in the screenshot). 180 . you can also adjust the printing effect (p. However. go to step 5. then press <0>. This also applies to [Brightness] and [Adjust levels] on page 182. bluish blacks. this setting enables finer printing adjustments than with “Natural.wPrinting the 4 SetSet asprinting effects. see the printer’s instruction manual. Printing Effect EOn EOff EVIVID ENR 0 B/W 0 Cool tone Description The image will be printed according to the printer’s standard colors. Select the desired printing effect. * When you change the printing effects. zNatural M EDefault The printing characteristics are the same as the “Natural” setting. Prints in black-and-white with true blacks.

Select <R>. Set the number of copies. Set as desired. then press <0>.wPrinting 5 Set the date and file number imprinting. Select <I>. then select [OK]. Select [Print]. To stop the printing. With Easy printing. then press <0>. 181 . necessary. Depending on the image’s file size and image-recording quality. If image tilt correction (p. any trimming (p. the number of copies will always be 1. 7 Start printing. (You cannot set the number of copies. The [Default] setting for printing effects and other options are the printer’s own default settings as set by the printer’s manufacturer. the 6 SetSet asnumber of copies.183) has been applied. all the settings will revert to the default. Set as necessary. it may take longer to print the image. then press <0>. then press <0>. See the printer’s instruction manual to find out what the [Default] settings are. If you execute [Clear all camera settings] (p.) Also. Just select the image and press the <l> button. you can print another image using the same settings.183) will not be applied. With Easy printing.144). press <0> while [Stop] is displayed. then press <0>. it may take some time for the printing to start after you select [Print].

all the printing effect settings will be reverted to the default.wPrinting e Adjustment of Printing Effects In step 4 on page 180. When the <e> icon is displayed next to <z>. Red-eye corr. the red eye will be corrected for printing.] effects will not show on the screen. [Color tone]. When [On] is set. Adjust levels When you select [Manual].]. M is magenta. Press the <U> key to freely adjust the shadow level (0 . Brightness The image brightness can be adjusted. you can adjust the [Contrast]. select the printing effect. When you select [Detail set. What can be adjusted or what is displayed will depend on the selection made in step 4. 182 . [Saturation].127) or highlight level (128 . With the Adjust levels screen displayed. If you select [Clear all]. and [Color balance]. You can then adjust the printing effect. kBrightener Effective in backlit conditions which can make the subject’s face look dark. press the <B> button. and G is green. When [On] is set. the face will be brightened for printing. press the <B> button to change the position of the <h>. To adjust the [Color balance].255). you can change the histogram’s distribution and adjust the image’s brightness and contrast. The color in the respective direction will be corrected. use the <S> keys. A is amber. Effective in flash images where the subject has red eye. B is for blue. The [kBrightener] and [Red-eye corr.

the size of the trimming frame will change. 2 Set the trimming frame size. Changing the trimming frame size When you press the <u> or <I> button. position. Do the trimming right before printing.wPrinting Trimming the Image Tilt correction You can crop the image and print only the trimmed portion as if the image was recomposed. Move the trimming frame until it covers the desired image area. The smaller the trimming frame. 183 . If you set the trimming and then set the print settings. The image area within the trimming frame will be printed. Moving the trimming frame Press the <S> key to move the frame over the image vertically or horizontally. the <O> icon on the screen will turn blue.5-degree increments. The trimming frame’s aspect ratio can be changed with [Paper settings]. Rotating the frame Each time you press the <B> button. you may have to set the trimming again. 3 Press <0> to exit the trimming. and aspect ratio. the larger the image magnification will be for printing. you can adjust the image tilt angle up to ±10 degrees in 0. You can check the trimmed image area on the upper left of the print setting screen. When you adjust the image tilt. The print setting screen will reappear. This enables you to create a vertical-oriented print from a horizontal image. 1 On the print setting screen. select [Trimming]. Image tilt correction By turning the <6> dial. the trimming frame will toggle between the vertical and horizontal orientations.

If you look at the image on a TV screen. File Error The selected image cannot be printed via PictBridge. For details on resuming the printing. While trimming the image. After fixing the problem. Images taken with a different camera or images edited with a computer might not be printable. refer to the printer’s instruction manual. Error Messages If a problem occurs during printing.) and select [Continue] to resume printing but it does not resume. For details on how to fix a printing problem. Press <0> to stop printing. the grainier the picture will look on the print. resume printing. operate the buttons on the printer to resume printing.wPrinting Depending on the printer. Handling Printer Errors If you resolve a printer error (no ink. etc. Hardware Error Check for any printer problems other than paper and ink problems. 184 . no paper. an error message will appear on the camera’s LCD monitor. and check the waste ink tank. see the printer’s instruction manual. Ink Error Check the printer’s ink level. Paper Error Check whether the paper is properly loaded in the printer. the trimmed image area might not be printed as you specified. look at the camera’s LCD monitor. The smaller you make the trimming frame. the trimming frame might not be displayed accurately.

select [Print order]. Under the [3] tab. then press <0>. then press <0>. the option as desired. then press <0>. Select [Set up]. Select the option to be set. date imprinting. [Print type] [Date] [File No.]. 3 SetSet the [Print type]. The print settings will be applied to all print-ordered images.] 185 . 2 Select [Set up]. imprinting. [Date].W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) You can set the print type. Select the desired setting. and file No. then press <0>.) Setting the Printing Options 1 Select [Print order]. (They cannot be set individually for each image. and [File No.

depending on the image type. the date or file No. [On] imprints the file No. Even if [Date] and [File No. 4 Exit the setting. the print order may not be possible. refer to the printer’s instruction manual. Press the <7> button. 186 .] are set to [On]. Next. on the print. If this happens with your printer. you must use the card whose print order specifications have been set.] cannot be set to [On] at the same time. Certain DPOF-compatible printers and photofinishers might not be able to print the images as you specified. RAW images and movies cannot be print ordered. When printing with DPOF.Image] or [All image] to order the images to be printed. both the [Date] and [File No. might not be imprinted depending on the print type setting and printer model. Prints both the standard and index prints. It will not work if you just extract images from the card and try to print them. With [Index] prints. The print order may not work or may be overwritten. The print order screen will reappear. Or check with your photofinisher about compatibility when ordering prints. Also. Do not insert into the camera a card whose print order was set by a different camera and then try to specify a print order. select [Sel. Index Both Multiple thumbnail images are printed on one sheet. Date File number On Off On Off [On] imprints the recorded date on the print.W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) Print type K L K L Standard Prints one image on one sheet.

press the <I> button. [Standard] [Both] Press the <V> key to set the number of copies to be printed for the displayed image. Even if you select “All image”. RAW images and movies will not be included in the print order. When using a PictBridge printer. To display the three-image display.W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) Print Ordering Sel. the print order will be cleared for all the images in the card. Quantity Total images selected Check mark Index icon All image If you select [Mark all on card]. press the <M> button to save the print order to the card. press the <u> button. print no more than 400 images for one print order. After completing the print order. 187 . [Index] Press the <V> key to checkmark the box <X> and the image will be included in the index print. all the images might not be printed. one copy of all the images in the card will be set for printing. To return to the single-image display. If you select [Clear all on card]. If you specify more than this.Image Select and order images one by one.

Depending on the printer.180) if necessary. 5 Select [OK]. [Print] will be displayed only if the camera is connected to the printer and printing is possible.178) Set the printing effects (p. 3 Select [Print]. [Manual] cannot be selected. the date might look light if it is imprinted on a bright background or on the border. If [Bordered] is set. 4 Set the [Paper settings]. Note that printing will not resume if you stop the printing and any of the following occurs: • Before resuming the printing. 1 Prepare to print. If you stopped the printing and want to resume printing the remaining images. you can easily print images with DPOF. See page 176. you changed the print order or deleted print-ordered images. Under [Adjust levels]. select [Resume]. • When you paused the printing. • When you set the index. 2 Under the [3] tab. be sure to set the paper size. Certain printers cannot imprint the file No. the card’s remaining capacity was low. see page 184. you changed the paper setting before resuming the printing. (p. Before printing. certain printers might imprint the date on the border. Follow the “Connecting the Camera to a Printer” procedure up to step 5. select [Print order]. 188 . If a problem occurs during printing.W Direct Printing with DPOF With a PictBridge printer.

Custom Functions can be set and used only in Creative Zone modes. Zo ne 10 Cre at iv e 189 . You can do it with Custom Functions.Customizing the Camera You can customize various camera features to suit your picture-taking preferences.

(C.3 Setting Custom FunctionsN 1 Select [Custom Functions (C.Fn)] to clear all the Custom Function settings (p. then press <0>. Under the [7] tab. Repeat steps 2 and 3 if you want to set other Custom Functions. Press The screen for step 1 will reappear. select [Clear all Custom Func. the setting 3 Change the <V> keyas desired. 4 Exit the the <M> button. At the bottom of the screen.144). select [Custom Functions (C.Fn)]. 190 . Press the <U> the Custom Function No.. Press to select the setting (number). then press <0>. the current Custom Function settings are indicated below the respective function numbers.Fn)]. then press <0>. setting. Clearing All Custom Functions On the [7 Clear settings] menu. Function 2 Select the Customkey to select No. Custom Function No.

(Settings are disabled.Fn IV: Operation/Others 9 10 11 12 Shutter/AE lock button Assign SET button LCD display when power ON Add image verification data p.Fn I -1 setting will also be applied to movie shooting.192 A LV shooting k k k * The C.194 k k k C. C.Fn I: Exposure 1 2 3 Exposure level increments ISO expansion Flash sync.Fn III: Autofocus/Drive 7 8 AF-assist beam firing Mirror lockup p. speed in Av mode p.194 p.196 p.195 p.197 k k k The shaded Custom Functions do not work during Live View (LV) shooting.Fn II: Image 4 5 6 Long exposure noise reduction High ISO speed noise reduction Highlight tone priority p.) 191 .193 p.3 Setting Custom FunctionsN Custom Functions C.195 k C.

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Custom Functions are organized into four groups based on the function type: C.Fn I: Exposure, C.Fn II: Image, C.Fn III: Autofocus/Drive, C.Fn IV: Operation/Others.

C.Fn I: Exposure
C.Fn-1 Exposure level increments

0: 1/3-stop 1: 1/2-stop Sets 1/2-stop increments for the shutter speed, aperture, exposure compensation, AEB, flash exposure compensation, etc. Effective when you prefer to control the exposure in less fine increments than 1/3-stop increments.
The exposure level will be displayed in the viewfinder and on the LCD monitor as shown below.

C.Fn-2

ISO expansion

0: Off 1: On For the ISO speed, “H” (equivalent to ISO 12800) will be selectable.

C.Fn-3

Flash sync. speed in Av (Aperture-priority AE) mode

0: Auto The flash sync speed is set automatically within a range of 1/200 sec. to 30 sec. to suit the scene’s brightness. 1: 1/200-1/60 sec. auto When flash is used with aperture-priority AE (f), this prevents a slow flash-sync speed from being set automatically in low-light conditions. It is effective for preventing subject blur and camera shake. However, while the subject will be properly exposed with the flash, the background will come out dark. 2: 1/200 sec. (fixed) The flash-sync speed is fixed to 1/200 sec. This more effectively prevents subject blur and camera shake than with setting 1. However, the background may come out darker than with setting 1.

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When 1 or 2 is set, high-speed sync cannot be used with an external Speedlite.

C.Fn II: Image
C.Fn-4 Long exposure noise reduction

0: Off 1: Auto For 1 sec. or longer exposures, noise reduction is performed automatically if noise typical of long exposures is detected. This [Auto] setting is effective in most cases. 2: On Noise reduction is performed for all exposures of 1 sec. or longer. The [On] setting may be effective for noise that cannot be detected or reduced with the [Auto] setting.
With setting 1 and 2, after the picture is taken, the noise reduction process may take the same amount of time as the exposure. You cannot take another picture until the noise reduction process is completed. At ISO 1600 and higher, noise might be more pronounced with setting 2 than with setting 0 or 1. With setting 2, if a long exposure is shot during Live View display, “BUSY” will be displayed during the noise reduction process. The Live View display will not appear until the noise reduction is completed. (You cannot take another picture.)

C.Fn-5

High ISO speed noise reduction

Reduces the noise generated in the image. Although noise reduction is applied at all ISO speeds, it is particularly effective at high ISO speeds. At low ISO speeds, the noise in the shadow areas is further reduced. Change the setting to suit the noise level. 0: Standard 1: Low 2: Strong 3: Disable
With setting 2, the maximum burst for continuous shooting will greatly decrease.

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C.Fn-6

Highlight tone priority

0: Disable 1: Enable Improves the highlight detail. The dynamic range is expanded from the standard 18% gray to bright highlights. The gradation between the grays and highlights becomes smoother.
With setting 1, the [Disable] setting automatically takes effect for the Auto Lighting Optimizer (p.103) and it cannot be changed. With setting 1, noise may become slightly more pronounced than usual. With setting 1, the settable ISO speed range will be 200 - 6400. Also, the <A> icon will be displayed on the LCD monitor and in the viewfinder when highlight tone priority is enabled.

C.Fn III: Autofocus/Drive
C.Fn-7 AF-assist beam firing

The AF-assist beam can be emitted by the camera’s built-in flash or by an external, EOS-dedicated Speedlite. 0: Enable 1: Disable The AF-assist beam is not emitted. 2: Enable external flash only If an external, EOS-dedicated Speedlite is attached, it will emit the AFassist beam when necessary. The camera’s built-in flash will not fire the AF-assist beam. 3: IR AF assist beam only Among EOS-dedicated Speedlites, only those which have an infrared AF-assist beam will be able to emit the beam. This prevents any Speedlite which uses a series of small flashes (like the built-in flash) from firing the AF-assist beam.
If the external, EOS-dedicated Speedlite’s [AF-assist beam firing] Custom Function is set to [Disabled], the Speedlite will not emit the AF-assist beam even if the camera’s C.Fn-7-0/2/3 is set.

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C.Fn-8

Mirror lockup

0: Disable 1: Enable Prevents camera vibrations caused by the reflex mirror action which can disturb shooting with super telephoto lenses or close-up (macro) shooting. See page 106 for the mirror lockup procedure.

C.Fn IV: Operation/Others
C.Fn-9 Shutter/AE lock button

0: AF/AE lock 1: AE lock/AF Convenient when you want to focus and meter separately. Press the <A> button to autofocus, and press the shutter button halfway to apply AE lock. 2: AF/AF lock, no AE lock In the AI Servo AF mode, you can press the <A> button to stop the AF operation momentarily. This prevents the AF from being thrown off by any obstacle passing between the camera and subject. The exposure is set at the moment the picture is taken. 3: AE/AF, no AE lock This is useful for subjects which keep moving and stopping repeatedly. In the AI Servo AF mode, you can press the <A> button to start or stop the AI Servo AF operation. The exposure is set at the moment the picture is taken. Thus, the optimum focusing and exposure will always be achieved as you wait for the decisive moment.
When 1 or 3 is set, pressing the Remote Switch (p.205) halfway will not work.

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C.Fn-10

Assign SET button

You can assign a frequently-used function to <0>. Press <0> when the camera is shooting-ready. 0: Normal (disabled) 1: Image quality Press <0> to display the image-recording quality setting screen on the LCD monitor. Press the <S> key to select the image-recording quality, then press <0>. 2: Flash exposure compensation When you press <0>, the flash exposure compensation setting screen will appear. 3: LCD monitor On/Off Assigns the same function as the <B> button. 4: Menu display Assigns the same function as the <M> button. 5: ISO speed Assigns the same function as the <Z> button.

C.Fn-11

LCD display when power ON

0: Display on When the power switch is turned on, the shooting settings will be displayed (p.44). 1: Previous display status If you pressed the <B> button and turned off the camera while the LCD monitor was off, the shooting settings will not be displayed when you turn on the camera again. This helps to save battery power. The menu screens and image playback will still be displayed when used. If you pressed the <B> button and turned off the camera while the LCD monitor was on, the shooting settings will be displayed when you turn on the camera again.

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the Original Data Security Kit OSK-E3 (sold separately) is required. 197 . The images are not compatible with the image encryption/decryption features of Original Data Security Kit OSK-E3.Fn-12 Add image verification data 0: Disable 1: Enable Data for verifying whether the image is original or not is appended to the image automatically. the <L> icon will appear.173). To verify whether the image is original. When the shooting information of an image appended with the verification data is displayed (p.3 Custom Function SettingsN C.

select [OK] and press <0> to register the item. Display from My Menu When [Enable] is set. Then press <0>. With [z] displayed. 2 Select [Register to My Menu]. About My Menu settings Sort You can change the order of the registered items in My Menu. Under the [9] tab. You can register up to six items in My Menu. the [9] tab will be displayed first when you display the menu screen.3 Registering My MenuN Under the My Menu tab. Select [Sort] and select the item whose order you want to change. then Select [Register to My press <0>. 198 . 1 Select [My Menu settings]. then press <0>. select [My Menu settings]. the desired items. On the confirmation dialog. then Select press <0>. press the <M> button. Menu]. Delete item/items and Delete all items You can delete any of the registered items. 3 Registerthe item to be registered. and [Delete all items] deletes all items. then press <0>. press the <V> key to change the order. [Delete item/items] deletes one item at a time. To return to the screen in step 2. you can register up to six menu options and Custom Functions whose settings you change frequently.

] to check the copyright information currently set. select [Copyright information]. then press <0>. Select [Display copyright info. it will be appended to the image as Exif information. setting.“Text Entry Procedure” on Refer to the next page and enter the copyright information.3 Setting Copyright InformationN When you set the copyright information. press the After <M> button to exit. option. Under the [7] tab. 4 Exit theentering the text. 1 Select [Copyright information]. 199 . 2 Select the desiredkey to select either Press the <V> [Enter author’s name] or [Enter copyright details]. 3 Enter text. Select [Delete copyright information] to delete the copyright information currently set. Enter up to 63 alphanumeric characters and symbols. then press <0>. The text entry screen will appear.

Entering text In the bottom area. then press <0> to enter it. 200 . Exiting After completing the text entry. Moving the cursor Press the <U> key to move the cursor. You can also enter the copyright information with EOS Utility (provided software). Deleting a character Press the <L> button to delete a character.3 Setting Copyright InformationN Text Entry Procedure Changing the entry area Press the <Q> button to toggle between the top and bottom entry areas. press the <B> button to return to the screen in step 2. press the <M> button to return to the screen in step 2. Canceling the text entry To cancel the text entry. press the <S> key to select a character.

Reference This chapter provides reference information for camera features. The back of this chapter also has an index to make it easier to look up needed information. 11 201 . etc. system accessories.

) Near and far subjects covered by an AF point (Example: Animal in a cage. AF will not be possible (except Live mode/u Live mode AF). see page 117. etc. solid-color walls. If an Extender (sold separately) is attached and the maximum aperture of the lens is f/5. 202 . etc.When Autofocus Fails Autofocus can fail to achieve focus (the focus confirmation light <o> blinks) with certain subjects such as the following: Subjects difficult to focus Very low-contrast subjects (Example: Blue sky. For situations where AF can fail to achieve focus with Live mode/u Live mode AF.48). do one of the following: (1) With One-Shot AF.) In such cases. For details.) Repetitive patterns (Example: Skyscraper windows.) Subjects in very low light Extremely backlit or reflective subjects (Example: Car with a highly reflective body. see the Extender’s instruction manual. etc. (2) Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF> and focus manually. etc. computer keyboards. focus an object at the same distance as the subject and lock the focus before recomposing (p.6 or smaller (larger f/number).

Using a Household Power Outlet With the AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 (sold separately). Close the cover. the DC cord. 3 Insert the DC Coupler. 203 . 4 Push in the DC cord hole cover and Open install the cord as shown. 2 Connect the DC Coupler. the DC Open the cover and insert Coupler until it locks in place. After using the camera. Do not connect or disconnect the power cord while the camera’s power switch is set to <1>. you can connect the camera to a household power outlet and not worry about the battery level. 1 Connect the power cord. unplug the power plug from the power outlet. Connect the power cord as shown in the illustration.the DC Connect the cord’s plug to Coupler.

71). Point the remote controller toward the camera’s remote control sensor and press the transmit button. You can either shoot immediately or use a 2-sec. try to keep the camera away from fluorescent light sources. Camera misoperation may occur near certain types of fluorescent lights.4 feet from the camera. the self-timer lamp will light and the picture will be taken. delay. The camera will autofocus.Remote Control Shooting Remote Controller RC-6 (Sold separately) This remote controller enables you to take pictures wirelessly up to about 5 meters/16. The remote controller RC-1/RC-5 (sold separately) can also be used. During wireless remote control. When focus is achieved. Remote control sensor Set the self-timer to <Q> (p. 204 .

use the eyepiece cover (p. Using the Eyepiece Cover If you take a picture without looking at the viewfinder. attaching the eyepiece cover is unnecessary.0 feet cord and enables you to press the shutter button halfway or completely.23) attached to the camera strap. 205 . 2 Attach the eyepiece cover down into Slide the the eyepiece groove to attach it. 1 Remove the eyecup.Remote Control Shooting Remote Switch RS-60E3 (Sold separately) This remote switch has a 60 cm/2. It connects to the camera’s remote control terminal. light entering the eyepiece can throw off the exposure. Push the bottom of the eyecup upward. eyepiece cover. To prevent this. During Live View shooting and movie shooting.

(Certain EX-series Speedlites also enable [Shutter sync.) If flash exposure compensation is set with the external Speedlite. setting].147). In other words. For detailed instructions. comp] and [E-TTL II meter.] to be set. EX-series Speedlites Basically operates like a built-in flash for easy operation. When an EX-series Speedlite (sold separately) is attached to the camera. the flash exposure compensation icon displayed on the camera’s LCD monitor will change from y to . almost all the autoflash control is done by the camera. it is like a high-output flash attached externally in place of the built-in flash. If the flash metering mode is set to TTL autoflash with the Speedlite’s Custom Function. see the EX-series Speedlite’s instruction manual. only [Flash exp. the flash will fire at full output only.] can be set for [External flash func. This camera is a Type-A camera that can use all the features of EX-series Speedlites. 206 . Shoe-mount Speedlites Macro Lites With an EX-series Speedlite not compatible with flash function settings (p.External Speedlites EOS-dedicated.

shoot in the manual flash mode. or slower. Cautions for Live View shooting A non-Canon flash will not fire during Live View shooting. 207 . the flash can be fired at full output only. non-Canon flash units at 1/200 sec. Do not attach a high-voltage flash unit on the camera’s hot shoe. Set the camera’s shooting mode to <a> (manual exposure) or <f> (aperture-priority AE) and adjust the aperture setting before shooting. It might not fire. the camera may not operate properly and malfunction may result.External Speedlites Canon Speedlites other than the EX-series With an EZ/E/EG/ML/TL-series Speedlite set in TTL or A-TTL autoflash mode. Using Non-Canon Flash Units Sync Speed The camera can synchronize with compact. When using a Speedlite which has manual flash mode. If the camera is used with a flash unit or flash accessory dedicated to another camera brand. Be sure to test the flash unit beforehand to make sure it synchronizes properly with the camera.

3 Enable the Eye-Fi[Eye-Fi trans. use of the card is not permitted. select settings]. use the card and to troubleshoot any image transfer problems. please check with the card manufacturer. If it is unclear whether the card has been approved for use in the area. Select [Connection info. 208 . Also note that an approval is required to use Eye-Fi cards in many countries or regions. refer to the EyeFi card’s instruction manual or inquire the card’s manufacturer. set [Enable]. 1 Insert an Eye-Fi card. The image transfer is a function of the Eye-Fi card. then press <0>.] to Press <0>. [Eye-Fi Under the [5] tab. then press <0>. 4 Display the connection information. then press <0>. To set up.]. you can automatically transfer captured images to a personal computer or upload them to an online service via a wireless LAN. transmission.Using Eye-Fi Cards With a commercially-available Eye-Fi card already set up. please check with the card manufacturer.31) 2 Select [Eye-Fi settings]. This menu is displayed only when an Eye-Fi card has been loaded in the camera. Without approval. automatic transmission will not occur even with the Eye-Fi card loaded (Transmission status icon I). (p. If you set [Disable]. In case of an issue with an Eye-Fi card. This product is not guaranteed to support Eye-Fi card functions (including wireless transfer).

209 . it may still transmit a signal. and other places where wireless transmissions are prohibited. H (Displayed) Connected : Connection to access point established. If the image transfer does not work. You can also check the Eye-Fi card’s MAC address and firmware version. Cautions for Using Eye-Fi Cards If “J” is displayed. In hospitals. Press the <M> button three times to exit the menu. Depending on the wireless LAN’s connection conditions. For details. Check that an access point is displayed for [Access point SSID:]. H ( ) Transferring : Image transmission to access point in progress. 6 Take the picture. the image transfer may take longer or might be interrupted. Even if [Eye-Fi trans. For transferred images. airports. check the Eye-Fi card and personal computer settings. is displayed in the detailed information display (p.58). The picture is transferred and the <H> icon switches from gray (Not connected) to the icons below. Turn the camera off and on again. auto power off will not take effect. the Eye-Fi card may become hot. The battery power will be consumed faster.Using Eye-Fi Cards 5 Check the [Access point SSID:]. remove the Eye-Fi card from the camera. Because of the transmission function. During the image transfer.] is set to [Disable]. an error occured whil eretrieving the card information. H (Blinking) Connecting : Connecting with access point. see the card’s instruction manual. Transmission status icon H (Gray) Not connected : No connection with access point.

Function Availability Table according to Shooting Modes o: Set automatically k: User selectable Basic Zone Mode Dial JPEG RAW RAW + 73 ISO speed AF Auto Manual Standard Portrait Picture Style Landscape Neutral Faithful Monochrome User Defined Auto WB White balance Preset WB Custom WB WB correction WB bracketing o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o : Not selectable Movie shooting Creative Zone 1 7 2 3 4 5 6 C d sf a 8 k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k o o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k o k Auto Lighting Optimizer o Peripheral illumination correction Long exposure noise reduction 210 Quality Stills k k*1 k k k k k k k k k k k k o o k k k k k k k k k k k k o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k o o o o k k k k One-Shot AI Servo AI Focus Auto AF o point selection Manual AF-assist beam o o k k k .

*4: For autoexposure only.Function Availability Table according to Shooting Modes Basic Zone Mode Dial Evaluative Metering mode Exposure Drive Built-in flash Color space Partial Spot Center-weighted average Creative Zone Movie shooting 1 7 2 3 4 5 6 C d sf a 8 o o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k*2 k 3 k* k k k k k k k k Program shift Exposure compensation k k k k k k k k k k*4 AEB AE lock Depth-of-field preview Single Continuous Self-timer/ Remote control k k k k k k k k k k k o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k* 4 Stills k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k o o o k k k k k k o k o k o k k k k k k k k k k k k*3 k k k k o o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k* 5 Self-timer:2 sec Self-timer:Continuous k Auto Manual Flash off o k o k k k k k k o o Red-eye reduction k FE lock Flash exposure compensation sRGB Adobe RGB Live View shooting *1: For manual exposure only. *5: On the movie shooting mode menu. *2: Refers to “(2) Blurring/sharpening the background” function on page 56. 211 . *3: Refers to “(3) Adjusting the picture brightness” function on page 56. [Remote control] can be set.

Shaded menu options are not displayed in Basic Zone modes. ±5 stops (AEB: ±2 stops) Disable / Low / Standard / Strong q/w/r/e Manual setting of white balance WB correction: White balance correction WB-BKT: White balance bracketing sRGB / Adobe RGB PStandard / QPortrait / RLandscape / SNeutral / UFaithful / VMonochrome / WUser Def. / 8 sec. [y] Shooting 3. 3 89 103 86 99 101 102 96 75 91 94 The [2] Shooting 2. 212 .Menu Settings 1 Shooting 1 (Red) Quality Beep Release shutter without card Image review Peripheral illumination correction Red-eye reduction Flash control 73 / 83 / 74 / 84 / 76 / 86 / 1+73 / 1 Enable / Disable Enable / Disable Off / 2 sec. and [9] My Menu screens (tabs) are not displayed in Basic Zone modes. 1.Fn setting / Clear external flash C. 2. / 4 sec. / Hold Enable / Disable Disable / Enable Flash firing / Built-in flash function setting / External flash function setting / External flash C.Fn setting Page 72 138 138 138 104 65 147 2 Shooting 2 (Red) Exposure compensation/AEB Auto Lighting Optimizer Metering mode Custom White Balance WB Shift/BKT Color space Picture Style 1/3-stop increments. [7] Set-up 3.

6400 Page 151 63 3 Playback 1 (Blue) Protect images Rotate Erase images Print order Slide show Erase-protect images Rotate vertical images Erase images Specify images to be printed (DPOF) Select the images and set the Display time and Repeat settings for automatic playback 170 159 171 185 165 4 Playback 2 (Blue) Histogram Image jump w/6 Ctrl over HDMI Brightness / RGB 1 image / 10 images / 100 images / Date / Movies / Stills Disable / Enable 174 157 168 5 Set-up 1 (Yellow) Auto power off Auto rotate Format File numbering LCD auto off Screen color Eye-Fi settings* 30 sec. 1600 / Max. 400 / Max. 800 / Max. / 4 min. / 8 min. / 2 min. / Off OnPD / OnD / Off Initialize and erase data in the card Continuous / Auto reset / Manual reset Enable / Disable Select the background color Eye-Fi transmission: Disable / Enable Connection information 139 142 42 140 146 146 208 * Displayed only when an Eye-Fi card is used.Menu Settings y Shooting 3 (Red) Dust Delete Data ISO Auto Obtains data to be used to erase dust spots Max. 213 . 3200 / Max. / 1 min. / 15 min.

sec.Fn) Customize camera functions as desired 190 199 144 – Display copyright information / Enter author’s Copyright information name / Enter copyright details / Delete copyright information Clear settings Firmware Ver. (C. min.) Select the interface language NTSC / PAL Auto cleaning: Enable / Disable Clean now Clean manually Live View shooting / Grid display / Metering timer / AF mode Page 139 29 30 169 150 153 108 7 Set-up 3 (Yellow) Custom Functions (C. day) and time (hour..Menu Settings 6 Set-up 2 (Yellow) LCD brightness Date/Time Language Video system Sensor cleaning Live View function settings Seven brightness levels provided Set the date (year. month.Fn) For updating the firmware 9 My Menu (Green) My Menu settings Register frequently-used menu items and Custom Functions 198 214 . Clear all camera settings / Clear all Custom Func.

The following menu items will not be displayed: • [1]: Red-eye reduction. About the menu screen in movie shooting mode The [n] Movie 1 and [o] Movie 2 screens (tabs) are displayed only in the movie shooting mode. / 16 sec. / 30 sec. no AE lock Disable / Enable Page 131 132 132 133 133 o Movie 2 (Red) Movie exposure Grid display Metering timer Sound recording kHighlight tone priority* Auto / Manual Off / Grid 1l / Grid 2m 4 sec. Under the [2] tab.]. On / Off Disable / Enable 134 134 134 134 134 * Displayed only when [Movie exposure] is set to [Manual]. Live View function settings 215 . / 30 min. WB Shift/BKT. Flash control • [2]: Metering mode. The [y] Shooting 3. Color space • [5]: LCD auto off. [7] Set-up 3. Screen color • [6]: Sensor cleaning. and [9] My Menu screens (tabs) will not be displayed. / 1 min. the [Expo. comp./AEB] option will become [Exposure comp. no AE lock / AE/AF. / 10 min.Menu Settings Movie Shooting Mode Menu n Movie 1 (Red) Movie recording size AF mode AF during k kShutter/AE lock button Remote control 1920x1080 (6 / 5 / 4) / 1280x720 (8 / 7) / 640x480 (8 / 7) / Crop 640x480 (8 / 7) Live mode / u Live mode / Quick mode Disable / Enable AF/AE lock / AE lock/AF / AF/AF lock.

System Map ST-E2 270EX 430EX II 580EX II Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX Eyepiece Extender EP-EX15ll Bundled Accessories Rubber Frame Ef E-series Dioptric Adjustment Lenses Wide Strap EW-100DB lll Eyecup Ef Angle Finder C AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 Semi Hard Case EH19-L Battery Pack LP-E8 Battery Charger LC-E8 or LC-E8E DC Coupler DR-E8 Compact Power Adapter CA-PS700 Battery Grip BG-E8 Battery Magazine BGM-E8L for two LP-E8 battery packs Battery Magazine BGM-E8A for size-AA/LR6 batteries 216 .

System Map Remote Controller RC-6 Remote Switch RS-60E3 EF lenses External microphone EF-S lenses HDMI Cable HTC-100 Stereo AV Cable AVC-DC400ST TV/Video EOS DIGITAL EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk Software Instruction Manuals Disk Interface Cable PictBridge-compatible printer Interface Cable IFC-200U/500U Computer USB port Windows 7 Windows Vista Windows XP Mac OS X PC card slot Original Data Security Kit OSK-E3 Card reader SD memory card/ SDHC memory card/ SDXC memory card PCMCIA adapter 217 .

disconnect the charger’s power plug from the power outlet and remove the battery pack.31). contact your dealer or nearest Canon Service Center. If the power is cut off while an image is being recorded to the card. Attach the battery pack to the charger again and wait a while before connecting the charger to a power outlet again.24). When the image recording is completed.26). Make sure the battery compartment cover is closed (p. The battery charger’s lamp blinks. The battery is not properly installed in the camera (p. Recharge the battery (p. the protective circuit will stop the charging operation and the charge lamp will blink in orange. If this happens. the power will turn off automatically.Troubleshooting Guide If a problem occurs. The camera does not operate even when the power switch is set to <1>. the access lamp will still continue to light/blink for a few seconds. 218 . Make sure the card slot cover is closed (p. first refer to this Troubleshooting Guide. If this Troubleshooting Guide does not resolve the problem.44).26). If there is a problem with the battery charger. Press the <B> button (p. The access lamp still blinks even when the power switch is set to <2>. Power-Related Problems The battery cannot be recharged with the battery charger provided. Do not recharge any battery pack other than a genuine Canon Battery Pack LP-E8.

Shooting-Related Problems No images can be shot nor recorded.36. 69). a picture cannot be taken.Troubleshooting Guide The battery becomes exhausted quickly. If the card is full. 123). replace the card or delete unnecessary images to make room (p. 37).33). Even if [5 Auto power off] has been set to [Off]. 219 . Press the <B> button to turn on the LCD monitor. Press the shutter button halfway again to focus. If you use Live View shooting or shoot movies for a prolonged period (p. set [5 Auto power off] to [Off]. To prevent camera shake. Use a fully-charged battery pack (p.31). If the lens has an Image Stabilizer. If you do not want auto power off to take effect. Slide the card’s write-protect switch to the Write/Erase setting (p. The camera turns off by itself. 171). The rechargeable battery pack performance will degrade over repeated use. set the IS switch to <1>.107. or focus manually (p. If you try to focus in One-Shot AF mode while the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder blinks.37. the LCD monitor will still turn off after the camera is idle for 30 min. Purchase a new one.31. Set the lens focus mode switch to <AF> (p. The image is out of focus. Auto power off is in effect.24). The card is not properly inserted (p.31). the number of possible shots will decrease. press the shutter button gently (p.

If it is set to [Strong]. the Auto Lighting Optimizer cannot be set. When [Highlight tone priority] is set to [Disable]. The Auto Lighting Optimizer cannot be set.194). Under the [7 Custom Functions (C. or [Disable]. ISO 100 can be set (p. see page 42 or 224. ISO 100 cannot be set. Under the [7 Custom Functions (C. If you shoot at night when the background is dark.192). This also applies to movie shooting (p. ISO 100 cannot be set. [Low].Fn)] menu’s [Flash sync. This also applies to movie shooting (p. the shutter speed becomes slow.Troubleshooting Guide The card cannot be used.). then the Auto Lighting Optimizer can be set (p. If you shoot something that has fine detail (field of grass. Set the [7 Custom Functions (C. speed in Av mode] to 1 or 2 (p. If a card error message is displayed. the file size will be larger and the actual maximum burst might be lower than the number mentioned on page 72. set the [7 Custom Functions (C. the maximum burst during continuous shooting will greatly decrease (p. the shutter speed becomes slow automatically (slow-sync shooting) so that both the subject and background are properly exposed. When I use the <f> mode with flash. if [Highlight tone priority] is set to [Enable].Fn)] menu. The maximum burst during continuous shooting is lower.134). If you do not want a slow shutter speed to be set.194). When [Highlight tone priority] is set to [Disable].Fn)] menu.134).193). if [Highlight tone priority] is set to [Enable].Fn)] menu’s [High ISO speed noise reduction] to [Standard]. etc. 220 .

The camera makes a noise when it is shaken. If you shoot continuously with the built-in flash at short intervals. If the movie file size reaches 4 GB or if the movie recording time reaches 29 min. If you use flash. The shutter makes two shooting sounds during Live View shooting. If you operate the camera’s dials or lens during movie shooting. see the card manufacturer’s Web site. etc. movie shooting may stop automatically. The movie shooting terminates by itself. 59 sec. Using an external microphone (commercially available) is recommended (p. the respective operation noise will also be recorded.109). The built-in flash’s pop-up mechanism moves slightly. If the card’s writing speed is slow. Use an SD Speed Class 6 “ ” or faster card.135). 221 . To find out the card’s read/write speed. the shutter will make two sounds each time you shoot (p. This is normal.. When a movie is played. camera operation noise can be heard. movie shooting will stop automatically.Troubleshooting Guide The built-in flash does not fire. the flash might stop operating to protect the flash unit.

use a soft cloth to clean it. If Adobe RGB is set. it cannot be erased (p. If the image has been protected. In low or high temperatures. The menu screen shows few tabs and options.170). It will return to normal at room temperature. the file numbering might start from the last image in the card (p. the LCD monitor display may seem slow or might look black. 222 . If the LCD monitor is dirty. The image cannot be erased. the first character will be an underscore (p.Troubleshooting Guide Display & Operation Problems The LCD monitor does not display a clear image. In Basic Zone modes and in movie shooting mode. certain tabs and menu options are not displayed.96). The file name’s first character is an underscore (“_MG_”). Set the color space to sRGB.40). The file numbering does not start from 0001. If you use a card which already has images recorded.140). Set the shooting mode to a Creative Zone mode (p.

If the Eye-Fi card has a write-protect tab. No image appears on the TV screen. The card reader does not detect the card. 169). [Eye-Fi Settings] will only appear when the Eye-Fi card is inserted in the camera.169). Printing-Related Problems There are fewer printing effects than listed in the instruction manual. This instruction manual lists all the printing effects available (p. Set the video OUT system (NTSC/PAL) to the same video system as the TV set (p.29). connect your camera and computer with the provided interface cable. 223 . or disable Eye-Fi card transmission when the tab is in the locked position.214). you will not be able to check the card’s connection status.Troubleshooting Guide The shooting date and time displayed is incorrect. What is displayed on the screen differs depending on the printer. The [Eye-Fi Settings] menu item does not appear. The correct date and time has not been set (p.167. Depending on the card reader and computer OS used. SDXC cards might not be correctly detected. and transfer the images to your computer using EOS Utility (provided software). Use the AV cable that came with the camera (p. Make sure the AV cable or HDMI cable’s plug is inserted all the way in (p.180). In such a case.

10. Card cannot be accessed.27. or format the card (p. Shooting is not possible due to an error. 42). 04 Replace the card. Operate the power switch. or format the card (p.13. Reinsert/change card or format card with camera.27). 20. 80 again. 16). Turn the camera off and 30. 50. Turn the camera off and on again. Clean the lens contacts. Remove and insert the card again. 01 02 05 224 . 42). replace the card. Countermeasures No. 26) * If the error still persists.27). write down the error No. and contact your nearest Canon Service Center. 171. or use a Canon lens (p. Clean the electrical contacts on the camera and lens and use a Canon lens (p. 06 Sensor cleaning is not possible. 40. Cannot save images because card is full. If there is a problem with the camera. 60.31. Operate the power switch (p. an error message will appear. on again or re-install the battery.Error Codes Error No.31. Replace card. remove and install the battery pack 70. The built-in flash could not be raised. erase unnecessary images. Operate the power switch (p. Error Message & Solution Communications between the camera and lens is faulty. Turn the camera off and on again. Follow the onscreen instructions.

single-lens reflex.0 JPEG. White fluorescent light. Neutral.90 megapixels (5184 x 3456) Standard.00 megapixels (3456 x 2304) Small : Approx. Monochrome. SDXC memory card 22.9 mm Canon EF lenses (including EF-S lenses) (35mm-equivalent focal length is approx.50 megapixels (2592 x 1728) RAW : Approx. Flash).6 times the lens focal length) Canon EF mount CMOS sensor Approx. Tungsten light. Shade. 1 . Preset (Daylight.Specifications • Type Type: Recording media: Image sensor size: Compatible lenses: Digital. 18. SDHC memory card. User Def. RAW (14-bit Canon original) RAW+JPEG simultaneous recording possible Large : Approx. 8.3 Auto.90 megapixels (5184 x 3456) Medium : Approx. 17.3 x 14. Portrait. Dust Delete Data appending Design rule for Camera File System 2. Faithful. Landscape. AF/AE camera with built-in flash SD memory card.00 megapixels 3:2 Auto. Custom White balance correction and white balance bracketing features provided * Color temperature information transmission enabled Applicable to long exposures and high ISO speed shots Auto Lighting Optimizer Provided Provided Lens mount: • Image Sensor Type: Effective pixels: Aspect ratio: Dust delete feature: • Recording System Recording format: Image type: Recorded pixels: • Image Processing Picture Style: White balance: Noise reduction: Automatic image brightness correction: Highlight tone priority: Lens peripheral illumination correction: 225 . 17. 1. 4. Cloudy. Manual.

6400 (in whole-stop exposure index) increments).5 . shutter-priority AE.4 USM lens. Precision Matte Mirror: Quick-return type Depth-of-field preview: Provided • Autofocus Type: AF points: Metering range: Focus modes: AF-assist beam: TTL secondary image-registration. 0.87x (-1 m-1 with 50mm lens at infinity) Eye point: Approx. ISO 100 .18 (at 23°C/73°F. Sports.0 . Close-up. or ISO speed expanded to ISO 12800 Exposure compensation: Manual and AEB (Settable in combination with manual exposure compensation) Settable amount: ±5 stops in 1/3. aperture-priority AE.0 m-1 (dpt) Focusing screen: Fixed. 9% of viewfinder at center) • Spot metering (approx. 95% Magnification: Approx. AI Servo AF.or 1/2-stop increments AE lock: Auto: Applied in One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved Manual: By AE lock button 226 .6400 Auto. 4% of viewfinder at center) • Center-weighted average metering Metering range: EV 1 . Flash Off. depth-of-field AE. Program).Specifications • Viewfinder Type: Eye-level pentamirror Coverage: Vertical/Horizontal approx. AI Focus AF. Landscape. Manual focusing (MF) Small series of flashes fired by built-in flash • Exposure Control Metering modes: 63-zone TTL full-aperture metering • Evaluative metering (linkable to any AF point) • Partial metering (approx.+1.20 (at 23°C/73°F with EF 50mm f/1. Portrait. ISO 100) One-Shot AF. manual exposure ISO speed: Basic Zone modes: ISO 100 . Creative Auto. Night Portrait.3200 set automatically (Recommended Creative Zone modes: ISO 100 . 19 mm (From eyepiece lens center at -1 m-1) Built-in dioptric adjustment: -3. phase detection 9 AF points EV -0. ISO 100) Exposure control: Program AE (Full Auto.

6 shots RAW+JPEG Large/Fine: Approx. to 30 sec. Drive mode: • Live View Shooting Focusing: Live mode. (Full Auto mode).7 shots/sec. bulb (Total shutter speed range. delay with continuous shooting Continuous shooting speed: Max. X-sync at 1/200 sec. Face detection Live mode (Contrast detection) Quick mode (Phase-difference detection) Manual focusing (5x/10x magnification possible) Evaluative metering with the image sensor EV 0 .or 1/2-stop increments FE lock: Provided PC terminal: None Built-in flash: • Drive System Single shooting.20 (at 23°C/73°F with EF 50mm f/1. 1/4000 sec. burst: JPEG Large/Fine: Approx.4 USM lens. Available range varies by shooting mode. 3. approx. continuous shooting. to 1/60 sec.Specifications • Shutter Type: Shutter speeds: Electronically-controlled. or 2-sec. 3 sec.) • Flash Retractable.: 13/43 (ISO 100. External flash: EX-series Speedlite (Flash functions settable with the camera) Flash metering: E-TTL II autoflash Flash exposure compensation: ±2 stops in 1/3. 3 shots * Figures are based on Canon’s testing standards (ISO 100 and Standard Picture Style) using a 4GB card. self-timer with 10sec. focal-plane shutter 1/4000 sec. delay and 10-sec. in meters/feet) Flash coverage: 17mm lens angle of view Recycling time approx.. Max. auto pop-up flash Guide No. ISO 100) Two types Metering modes: Metering range: Grid display: 227 . 34 shots RAW: Approx.

25p: 25. ISO 100) Exposure control: Program AE (exposure compensation possible) for movies and manual exposure ISO speed: With autoexposure shooting: Automatically set within ISO 100 .976 fps. ISO auto Sound recording: Built-in monaural microphone External stereo microphone terminal provided Grid display: Two types • LCD Monitor Type: Monitor size and dots: Coverage: Brightness adjustment: Interface language: TFT color liquid-crystal monitor 7.97 fps.00 fps File size: 1920x1080 (30p/25p/24p) : Approx. 330 MB/min.00 fps.6400 With manual exposure: Manually settable within ISO 100 . Focusing: Same as focusing with Live View shooting Metering modes: Center-weighted average and evaluative metering with the image sensor * Automatically set by the focusing mode Metering range: EV 0 . 60p: 59.04 million dots Approx. 330 MB/min.20 (at 23°C/73°F with EF 50mm f/1. 24p: 23. 165 MB/min.Specifications • Movie Shooting Movie compression: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 Variable (average) bit rate Audio recording format: Linear PCM Recording format: MOV Recording size and frame rate: 1920x1080 (Full HD) : 30p/25p/24p 1280x720 (HD) : 60p/50p 640x480 (SD) : 60p/50p Crop 640x480 (SD) : 60p/50p * 30p: 29. 100% Manual (7 levels) 25 228 .94 fps.7 cm (3 inches) with approx. Crop 640x480 (60p/50p) : Approx. 1.6400 (in whole-stop increments).4 USM lens. 50p: 50. 165 MB/min. 640x480 (60p/50p) : Approx. 1280x720 (60p/50p) : Approx.

approx. 1. by shooting date. 180 shots at 23°C/73°F. 440 shots at 23°C/73°F. CEC-compatible External microphone IN terminal: 3.Specifications • Image Playback Image display formats: Single image. video/audio OUT. by movie. detailed info. by stills Highlight alert: Overexposed highlights blink Movie playback: Enabled (LCD monitor.10x Image browsing methods: Single image. approx. jump by 10 or 100 images. image rotate possible Zoom magnification: Approx. 150 shots at 0°C/32°F Battery life: (Based on CIPA testing standards) 229 . histogram). size-AA/LR6 batteries can be used With viewfinder shooting: Approx. stereo mini-jack Remote control terminal: For Remote Switch RS-60E3 Wireless remote control: Remote Controller RC-6 • Power Source Battery: Battery Pack LP-E8 (Quantity 1) * AC power can be supplied via AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 * With Battery Grip BG-E8 attached. 9-image index. 4-image index. HDMI OUT) Built-in speaker • Direct Printing Compatible printers: Printable images: Print ordering: PictBridge-compatible printers JPEG and RAW images DPOF Version 1.1 compatible 12 Provided Entry and inclusion possible • Custom Functions Custom Functions: My Menu registration: Copyright information: • Interface Audio/video OUT/ Digital terminal: Analog video (Compatible with NTSC/PAL)/stereo audio output For personal computer communication and direct printing (Hi-Speed USB equivalent) HDMI mini OUT terminal: Type C (Auto switching of resolution). Single image + Info (Basic info.5x . 400 shots at 0°C/32°F With Live View shooting: Approx.5mm dia.

Weight: Approx.4 in.240 V AC (50/60 Hz) 8. • Battery Charger LC-E8 Compatible battery: Recharging time: Rated input: Rated output: Working temperature range: Working humidity: Dimensions (W x H x D): Weight: Compatible battery: Recharging time: Rated input: Rated output: Working temperature range: Working humidity: Dimensions (W x H x D): Weight: Battery Pack LP-E8 Approx.Specifications • Dimensions and Weight Dimensions (W x H x D): 128.40°C / 43°F .40°C / 43°F . 530 g / 18.3 mm / 5.104°F 85% or less 69 x 28 x 87. (CIPA testing standards) Approx.8 x 3.4 V DC / 720mA 6°C .2 mm / 1. 52 g / 1. Weight: Approx.40°C / 32°F .2 in.0 in.4 x 55. 82 g / 2. Approx. (body only) • Operation Environment Working temperature range: 0°C .1 x 3. • Battery Charger LC-E8E 230 .240 V AC (50/60 Hz) 8.1 x 3.40°C / 43°F .40°C / 32°F .104°F 85% or less 69 x 28 x 87.4 V DC / 720mA 6°C . 82 g / 2.104°F Working humidity: 85% or less • Battery Pack LP-E8 Type: Rated voltage: Battery capacity: Working temperature range: Rechargeable lithium-ion battery 7.2 V DC 1120 mAh During charging: 6°C .8 oz.1 x 15. 2 hours (at 23°C / 73°F) 100 .6 x 2.5 mm / 2. 475 g / 16.7 x 1.9 oz.7 oz.5 x 0.9 oz.104°F Working humidity: 85% or less Dimensions (W x H x D): 37. 2 hours (at 23°C / 73°F) 100 .4 in. Approx.5 x 75.5 mm / 2.8 x 97. Battery Pack LP-E8 Approx.7 x 1.1 x 3.104°F During shooting: 0°C .8 oz.

magnification: 0.6 IS Angle of view: Diagonal extent: 74°20’ .1 oz.25 m / 0. 200 g / 7. (327 x 503 mm / 12. If a problem occurs with a non-Canon lens attached to the camera.2. Weight: Approx. field of view) * Distance from image sensor plane Max.5-5.4 x 101 mm / 3.) Image Stabilizer: Lens shift type Filter size: 58 mm Lens cap: E-58 Max.9 x 19. 231 .0 oz.11°30’ Horizontal extent: 64°30’ .8 in.0 x 4.Specifications • EF-S 18-55mm f/3. diameter x length: 68.9°30’ Vertical extent: 45°30’ .61 ft. (From image sensor plane) Max.6 IS Angle of view: Diagonal extent: 74°20’ .3 .4 in.25 m / 0. Hood: EW-60C (sold separately) Case: LP814 (sold separately) • EF-S 18-135mm f/3. 455 g / 16.36 Closest focusing distance: 0.6 x 1.48 ft. Weight: Approx.0 in.27°50’ Horizontal extent: 64°30’ . Product specifications and the exterior are subject to change without notice. (at 0.0 x 4. consult the respective lens maker. diameter x length: 75.21x (at 135mm) Image Stabilizer: Lens shift type Filter size: 67 mm Lens cap: E-67U Max.5 x 70 mm / 2.1 x 5.67 x 45 mm / 8.82 ft. Hood: EW-73B (sold separately) Case: LP1116 (sold separately) All specifications above are based on Canon’s testing standards.34x (at 55 mm) Field of view: 207 x 134 .6°20’ Lens construction: 16 elements in 12 groups Minimum aperture: f/22 . field of view) At 135mm focal length: 0.15°40’ Lens construction: 11 elements in 9 groups Minimum aperture: f/22 .8 in.7 x 2.36 Closest focusing distance*: At 18mm focal length: 0.8 in.82 ft.23°20’ Vertical extent: 45°30’ .5-5. (75 x 112 mm / 3.45 m / 1. magnification: 0.49 m / 1.

All other corporate and product names and trademarks mentioned in this manual are the property of their respective owners. a leakage and/or explosion of a battery pack). Canon shall not be liable for any damage to this product and/or accidents such as fire. HDMI logo.0 and Exif 2.g.. By connecting the camera to an Exif Print-compliant printer. Please note that this warranty does not apply to repairs arising out of the malfunction of non-genuine Canon accessories. Windows is a trademark or registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries. the shooting information is incorporated to optimize the print output. and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are a trademark or registered trademark of HDMI Licensing LLC. although you may request such repairs on a chargeable basis. No license is granted or implied for any other use for MPEG-4 standard.Trademarks Adobe is a trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated. Macintosh and Mac OS are trademarks or registered trademarks of Apple Inc.21 (also called “Exif Print”). 232 . Use of genuine Canon accessories is recommended This product is designed to achieve excellent performance when used with genuine Canon accessories. caused by the malfunction of nongenuine Canon accessories (e.. etc. HDMI. LLC. SDXC logo is a trademark of SD-3C. * This digital camera supports Design rule for Camera File System 2. in the United States and other countries. Exif Print is a standard that enhances compatibility between digital cameras and printers. About MPEG-4 Licensing “This product is licensed under AT&T patents for the MPEG-4 standard and may be used for encoding MPEG-4 compliant video and/or decoding MPEG-4 compliant video that was encoded only (1) for a personal and non-commercial purpose or (2) by a video provider licensed under the AT&T patents to provide MPEG-4 compliant video.” * Notice displayed in English as required.

It may cause an accident. Be careful not to get burned in the process. It can cause blindness or skin problems. Also. . keep at least 1 meter away. Do not use any home-made or modified batteries. • Do not fire the flash near a person’s eyes. and explosions. Do not expose the battery pack or back-up battery to fire or water. remove it immediately. Do not mix new and old or different types of batteries.Do not use any batteries. Preventing Serious Injury or Death • To prevent fire. (Battery chemicals may harm the stomach and intestines. It can deform the cord or melt the insulation and cause a fire or electrical shock. • Keep the back-up battery away from children.Safety Warnings Follow these safeguards and use the equipment properly to prevent injury. . keep the equipment away from the reach of children. This is to prevent an explosion or fire.Do not insert any foreign metallic objects into the electrical contacts of the camera. This is to prevent electrical shock. See a physician immediately. connecting cables. The cord can accidentally choke the child or give an electrical shock. • Do not fire the flash at someone driving a car. • Before storing the camera or accessory when not in use. changes color. When using flash to photograph an infant. or emits smoke or fumes. remove the battery pack and disconnect the power plug. disassemble. and clothing. insulate the electrical contacts with tape to prevent contact with other metallic objects or batteries. Do not apply heat or apply solder to the battery pack or back-up battery. excessive heat. If the battery leakage contacts your eyes. heat generation. skin. • During the recharging. death. and material damage. smoke.) • When disposing of a battery pack or back-up battery. do not exceed the recharging time.104°F).40°C (32°F . If a child swallows the battery. And do not subject the battery pack or back-up battery to strong physical shock. • Prevent any battery leakage from contacting your eyes. consult a physician immediately. It may impair the person’s vision. or clothing. or fumes are emitted during battery pack recharging. and fire. accessories. immediately unplug the battery charger from the power outlet to stop the recharging and prevent a fire.Do not recharge the battery pack outside the allowable ambient temperature range of 0°C . follow the safeguards below: . 233 . . • Do not leave any cords near a heat source. or modify the battery pack or back-up battery. • Do not use the equipment where there is flammable gas. deforms. This is to prevent fire or an explosion. .Do not short-circuit. and accessories not specified in this booklet. • If the battery pack or back-up battery leaks. etc. flush the affected area with lots of clean water without rubbing it.Do not install the battery pack or back-up battery in reversed polarity (+ –). power sources. chemical leakage. skin. • If excessive heat.

. Otherwise.Do not scratch. • Do not use or leave the battery pack or back-up battery in a hot environment. If the surrounding is dusty. • Do not cover or wrap the battery-recharging apparatus with a cloth. • Do not leave a lens or lens-attached camera under the sun without the lens cap attached. or other organic solvents to clean the equipment. • Do not look at the sun or an extremely bright light source through the camera or lens. do not touch the internal parts due to the possibility of electrical shock. • To prevent fire and electrical shock. . The battery pack or back-up battery can also become hot and cause skin burns. • If you drop the camera in water or if water or metal fragments enter inside the camera. Doing so may damage your vision. • Do not carry the camera around while it is attached to a tripod. or excessively bend the cord or put a heavy object on the cord. • Do not store the equipment in dusty or humid places. Preventing Injury or Equipment Damage • Do not leave equipment inside a car under the hot sun or near a heat source.Do not connect too many power plugs to the same power outlet. Doing so may cause fire or a health hazard. • Before using the camera inside an airplane or hospital. or oily. • Do not use paint thinner. If the product does not work properly or requires repair. check if it is allowed. Doing so may cause battery leakage or a shorter battery life. benzene. 234 . • Do not disassemble or modify the equipment. follow the safeguards below: . . Doing so may trap heat within and cause the casing to deform or catch fire. the lens may concentrate the sun’s rays and cause a fire. promptly remove the battery pack and back-up battery. • Keep the camera from the reach of small children. cut. The equipment may become hot and cause skin burns. Electromagnetic waves emitted by the camera may interfere with the plane’s instruments or the hospital’s medical equipment. contact your dealer or your nearest Canon Service Center. Also make sure the tripod is sturdy enough to support the camera and lens.Do not use a cord whose insulation has been damaged. . The neck strap can accidentally choke the child. This is to prevent fire and electrical shock. Also do not twist or tie the cords. High-voltage internal parts can cause electrical shock.Do not handle a power plug with wet hands.When unplugging a power plug. This is to prevent fire and electrical shock. the dust on the power outlet may become moist and short-circuit the outlet to cause a fire.Always insert the power plug all the way in. • Occasionally unplug the power plug and use a dry cloth to clean off the dust around the power outlet. humid. Doing so may cause injury. .• If you drop the equipment and the casing breaks open to expose the internal parts. grasp and pull the plug instead of the cord.

on an authorized one-for-one basis when you buy a new similar product or to an authorized collection site for recycling waste electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) and batteries and accumulators. please contact your local city office. Your cooperation in the correct disposal of this product will contribute to the effective usage of natural resources..European Union (and EEA) only. in accordance with the Battery Directive. according to the WEEE Directive (2002/96/EC).com/environment. (EEA: Norway. e. waste authority. This product should be handed over to a designated collection point. this indicates that a heavy metal (Hg = Mercury. Pb = Lead) is present in this battery or accumulator at a concentration above an applicable threshold specified in the Battery Directive. For more information about the recycling of this product. the Battery Directive (2006/66/EC) and/or your national laws implementing those Directives. approved scheme or your household waste disposal service or visit www.canon-europe. Improper handling of this type of waste could have a possible impact on the environment and human health due to potentially hazardous substances that are generally associated with EEE. If a chemical symbol is printed beneath the symbol shown above. These symbols indicate that this product is not to be disposed of with your household waste. Iceland and Liechtenstein) 235 . Cd = Cadmium.g.

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. 13...........85 Adobe RGB................................................................................................ 150 Clock → Date/Time Close-up ... 138 Eye-Fi............................................................ 2...67 Aperture-priority AE ..........131 1920x1080 ........ 96 Color temperature .............................. 86 Cleaning (image sensor) ..........80 B B/W (Monochrome)......... 82 Bulb .................................96 AE lock...................................................................67 AI Servo AF.......................................................................... 64.........................................160...................156 640x480 ...................20 Battery → Power 237 .... 143 Camera shake ............ 76.... 79. 106 Clear settings ........... 42 Problem........ 93 Built-in flash... 31 Card reminder ..... 139 Autofocus → Focusing Av (Aperture-priority AE)...........131 1st-curtain sync....................... 99 Color tone........................... 36 Settings display.....Index 1280x720 ......... 224 SD speed class ...........................148 2-sec.......... 52 Color space ...... 169 Access lamp.........97............................. 169 Auto Lighting Optimizer............................... 92 A A/V OUT...................45.... 35 ...........80 Audio/video OUT........... 169 Camera Camera shake......................................................................................................... 144 Holding the camera...... 70 Contrast......................... 55 Cable ...................... 32....... 31............ 138 Black-and-white image ........148 2nd-curtain sync......... 3............ 84 C C (Creative Auto) ......................................160........................32 A-DEP (Automatic depth-of-field AE)..... 103 Auto playback → Slide show Auto power off.................................................................................131 Battery Grip ......................27..... 92 Continuous shooting...... 167.....................................................71 4......... 123 SDHC/SDXC........ 134 AEB..76 Basic Zone modes ...................67 AI SERVO (AI Servo AF) ............................. 2 Center-weighted average metering ..........................................................................or 9-image index display......89 AF → Focusing AI FOCUS (AI Focus AF).............................37 Card..... 208 Format.............. 160.. 112.. 216 Beeper.................................... 84 BULB (Bulb exposure)......... self-timer ...................

........ 205 F Face detection Live mode (AF). 48 Format (card initialization)................. 88 Focus confirmation light .........36 Direct printing → Printing DPOF.................. 64 External Speedlite.............................................................................. 202 Recompose........... ............... 214 Flash ...................... 132...............82 Dial......20 Custom Functions................208 Eyepiece cover ............. 64 2nd-curtain sync ..........................................171 Error codes ..................................................................................114 Faithful ............................. 123................................. 192 Menu setting .......... 147................................................. 42 Frame rate.......................... 49.................. 68 AF-assist beam...224 Evaluative metering ..........98 238 .....................................76 FE lock..203 Depth-of-field preview......................... 206 FE lock............... 72.........199 Creative Auto ...................................55 Creative Zone modes .............................. 46 Full HD .......................................... 173 Filter effect (Monochrome) ...... 66...........................Index Copyright information...... 113 AF point selection .................. 131....... 64 Custom Functions......................................... 69 Focusing AF mode ..........185 Drive mode ......................... 140 File size . 33.............................. 56 Flash-sync speed.......................................176 Dioptric adjustment ...191 File number ..................... 120 Out of focus ...................... 131 Full Auto ..........151 E Erase (image) ........................ 131 Full High-Definition.............. 149 Effective range .............29 DC coupler............. 93 Firmware Ver........................ 48 Focus mode switch ...190 Clear all ........... 98 Flash exposure compensation.............. 47... 147 Red-eye reduction ........... 65 Flash exposure compensation ...... 47............ 148 Built-in flash ...............16. 117.87 Extension ................. 69.................. 202 Manual focusing...........................................................147....... 71 Dust Delete Data ...........................................190 List........................................................ 160 D Date/Time . 46 Focus lock . 206 Eye-Fi card ........... 117.................................................. 194 Beeper ................................................................ 88 Flash off ...23...... 138 Difficult-to-focus subjects .....................................................141 External Speedlite......86 Exposure compensation ...........................................70. 77 Digital terminal .......

...35 Attaching/Detaching .........................203 J JPEG ........................... 156 ISO speed ............................. 18 Lens..................... 167 Image area...................................................................174 Household power .............110.............156 Jump display (Image browsing)..171 Highlight alert......................... 51.....................96 Image Auto playback .......... 167 Highlight alert ....................173 Highlight detail loss .....157 Magnified view....131.. 20 Image-recording quality...................................... 155 Menu screen .................. 157 L I ICC profile .............................. 40 Screen color............................ 30 LCD monitor .................................................... 192 Maximum ISO speed with Auto ISO .........173 Highlight tone priority ...............................158 Playback ......... 167 HDMI CEC (High-Definition Multimedia Interface Consumer Electronics Control) ...58...................................................................160.............. 139 Display switching ....................160.....142.........................165 Erase ............................................................ 63 ISO expansion ..................................................................................................... 63 G Grid display ....... 75 Language selection ...... 197 Image Zone .................210 Image dust prevention................................. 155 Protect ..... 44 Image playback................. 21..173 Histogram ............................... 33 ........... 160................174 Index.......... 33 Lens peripheral illumination correction..... 134 H HDMI.. 72 Jump display .........................62................................112..............34 Landscape.................... 159 Shooting information.... 104 Live mode (AF).................... 113 239 ..................................................................168 High-Definition ...........................170 Rotate ............ 146 Shooting settings display .......................Index Function availability table........................................................ 173 View on TV ... 151 Image review time ... 13 Auto off.............. 58.... 62 Auto....................................... 194 Histogram (Brightness/RGB) ................. 72 Index display . 138 Image verification data .. 146 Brightness adjustment ............................

.........................69................................... 124 Editing out first and last scenes ...218 Manual exposure ...........................................109 Long exposures → Bulb Low level format................. 160 File size............................ 134 Still photo shooting................................ 120 Maximum burst ................... 127 Movie crop ......................................... 76 Night Portrait ...113 Grid display ............................... 167 My Menu ...................112........... 131 Recording time............................................................ 51 Noise reduction High ISO speed . 74................ 120 Microphone ........................ 214 240 ....................22 NTSC ................................................................................. 127 Manual focusing..............83 Magnified view ....... 134 MF (Manual focusing) .......................... 123 Sound recording ............... 131............ 66 One-Shot AF ....... 131 Manual exposure shooting....................83................................ 129 View on TV ............134 Mirror lockup ....76 Movie Autoexposure shooting ........ 132 Shooting... 54 Night scene ...................................................... 84.................................86 Metering timer......... 164 Enjoying ......................... 131 Playback ............................. 160... 16 ................................198 Setting operation ...... 162 Recording size ................ 66 P P (Program AE)........ 195 Mode Dial...............................................120.......................... 43 M M (Manual exposure).73 Memory card → Card Menu Menu settings .................112 Possible shots ......107 Focusing......40 Metering mode................................................. 158 Malfunction ................. 60 PAL... 198 N Neutral........20 Monochrome.....69.. 214 O ONE SHOT (One-Shot AF) ............212 My Menu........................................106.................................. 193 Long exposure ...................... 193 Nomenclature......42............... 131............................................Index Live View shooting..................................... 70....................... 132 Frame rate ....................

........75 User defined .................................................. 144 Rotate (image).........27 Printing............................................. 109 Recharge ...........24 Switch . 72 .203 Possible shots .................................... 75 Possible shots... 155 Portrait .28......38 Quick mode (AF)....94 Pixels ......38 Quick Control screen ...176 Page layout...................................... 71 Sensor cleaning... 139 Battery check...................... 71..................................... 126.............................................74 RAW+JPEG............................... 72 .........................Index Paper settings (printing).......................................................178 Partial metering............................ 24 Red-eye reduction ........118 241 ..... 182 Tilt correction .......... 57..................... 54...72 Playback ........................ 159 S Safety warnings..... 233 Saturation ..........................................................60 Program shift ......................183 Trimming.......27............................................................... 110..180..................... 173 Q Q (Quick Control) .............................................. 31 Remote control shooting... 153 Sepia (Monochrome)........170 R RAW ......... 150................179 Paper settings................................74 Recharge.............................................. 65 Release shutter without card................. 133................... 204 Revert to default settings......................28. 93 Sharpness .......................................... 27............................................. 142.....................91 Selection....179 Print Order (DPOF).86 Peripheral illumination correction .........50........28 Household power..................................185 Printing effects ....104 PictBridge.... 92 SD/SDHC/SDXC card → Card Self-timer ................ 109 Power Auto power off .......58..... 92 Shooting information display ..........183 Program AE .....................61 Protect (image erase-protection)....................................175 Picture Style Adjustment................................................................

...........................93 Trimming (printing)......................................................78 P (Program AE) ........ 102 Correction ...96 Standard .......................... 36 Volume (Movie playback) ........................ 163 W WB → White balance White balance ................53 Spot metering........... 78 V Video system.................78 Slide show .....75 Stopped-down aperture ..........162 Sports............ 167 Viewfinder ........................................134 Speaker.......51 4 (Close-up) ..53 6 (Night Portrait) .......83 Av (Aperture-priority AE) ....................................................................................52 5 (Sports)......................................Index Shooting mode................................................ 99 Personal.....183 242 ..........37 Shutter-priority AE .........123 Shooting settings display ..............................50 3 (Landscape) ...................................86 sRGB ..............................................165 Sound recording ........ 169.18 Shutter button ................................................................................................................................................................................ 101 Custom .............80 Tv (Shutter-priority AE)...............82 Strap ..................................................... 100 T Tone priority .........55 1 (Full Auto)..........194 Toning effect (Monochrome) .................216 Tv (Shutter-priority AE) ........ 19 Dioptric adjustment .54 k (Movie shooting)...............................46 7 (Flash Off) ...................23 System map..20 A-DEP (Automatic depth-of-field AE) ..................................60 C (Creative Auto) ........................................85 M (Manual exposure) ..................................................................................................... 99 Bracketing......................... 214 View on TV.......................49 2 (Portrait) ...... 160....

.Nomenclature ...Z: ISO Speed ....................250 p.......i Drive Mode ............Using the Built-in Flash...........251 p........254 p.Image-recording Quality ....Creative Zone Modes ..................247 p.....246 p..256 Installing the Software ......................249 p.....Q Quick Control Screen ...S AF Point .Picture Style ...250 p....E: AF Mode.259 243 .k Shooting Movies ..Quick Reference Guide Menu Operations ......................252 p.......d: Program AE .....Basic Zone Modes ..............Custom Functions ...255 Software Start Guide EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk ............p..............................................249 p.....245 p..........250 p........246 p..Image Playback .....s: Shutter-priority AE ........251 p...252 p.....250 p.A Live View Shooting..........p..............257/258 EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk .............................p.............................................253 p....f: Aperture-priority AE.244 p.p....254 p...

press <0>. then press the <V> key to select the desired item. 2. Press the <M> button to display the menu. Press the <U> key to select the tab. After setting the item.Quick Reference Guide Menu Operations <M> button <0> button LCD monitor <S> Cross keys 1. 4. 3. Basic Zone Modes Movie Shooting Mode Creative Zone Modes Tab Menu items Menu settings 244 . Press <0> to display the setting.

In the Basic Zone modes (except C).Quick Reference Guide Q Quick Control Screen With the shooting settings displayed. The Quick Control screen will appear. 245 . press the <Q> button. then turn the <6> dial to set it. you can select certain drive modes and the image-recording quality. Aperture ISO speed Highlight tone priority Flash exposure compensation Auto Lighting Optimizer Drive mode Picture Style White balance Metering mode AF mode Shutter speed Exposure compensation/ AEB setting Shooting mode Image-recording quality Press the <S> key to select the function.

246 . Press the <U> key to select the Picture Style.Quick Reference Guide Image-recording Quality Select [1 Quality]. Style Description P Standard Q Portrait R Landscape V Monochrome Vivid colors and sharp images. then press <0>. then press <0>. Black-and-white images. see the camera’s instruction manual. Vivid blue skies and greenery and very sharp images. Image-recording quality Pixels Possible shots A Picture StyleN Press the <XA> button. Press the <U> key to select the quality. then press <0>. For <S> (Neutral) and <U> (Faithful). Nice skin tones and slightly sharp images.

Quick Reference Guide Nomenclature Power switch <Z> ISO speed setting button <6> Main Dial <D> Flash button Mode Dial Shutter button Focus mode switch <A> Live View shooting/ Movie shooting button <A> AE lock button <S> AF point selection button Display-off sensor <S> Cross keys Access lamp <O> Aperture/Exposure compensation button <0> Setting button 247 .

Quick Reference Guide Shooting Settings Display Aperture Shutter speed ISO speed Exposure level indicator White balance Auto Lighting Optimizer Drive mode Possible shots Metering mode Shooting mode Picture Style Image-recording quality Quick Control AF mode icon Battery check zxcn OK NG Viewfinder Information AF point activation indicator <•> Spot metering circle AF points Focus confirmation light Max. burst Monochrome shooting ISO speed Exposure level indicator AE lock Flash-ready Flash exposure compensation Shutter speed Aperture 248 .

Quick Reference Guide Basic Zone Modes All the settings necessary for shooting are set automatically. then press the <S> key to select the function.) Press the <Q> button. Creative Zone Modes Press the <D> button to pop up the built-in flash. Turn the <6> dial to set the function. and the camera does the rest. the built-in flash will pop-up automatically in low-light or backlit conditions (except in the <7> <3> <5> modes). then shoot. 249 . sic Z o n e Ba 1 Full Auto C Creative Auto 7 Flash Off 2 Portrait 3 Landscape 4 Close-up 5 Sports 6 Night Portrait (Displayed only when <C> is set. D Using the Built-in Flash Basic Zone Modes If necessary. You just press the shutter button.

The aperture will be set automatically. then focus the subject. Turn the <6> dial to set the desired aperture. d: Program AE The camera automatically sets the shutter speed and aperture in the same way as the <1> mode. turn the <6> dial until it stops blinking. then focus the subject. turn the <6> dial until it stops blinking.Quick Reference Guide Creative Zone Modes Cre ati v e ne Zo You can change the camera settings as desired to shoot in various ways. f: Aperture-priority AE Set the Mode Dial to <f>. 250 . Turn the <6> dial to set the desired shutter speed. The shutter speed will be set automatically. Set the Mode Dial to <d>. If the aperture display blinks. s: Shutter-priority AE Set the Mode Dial to <s>. If the shutter speed display blinks.

While looking at the viewfinder. 251 . Press the <ZE> button.Quick Reference Guide E: AF ModeN Set the lens focus mode switch to <f>. then press <0>. Press the <U> key to select the AF mode. X(One-Shot AF): For still subjects 9(AI Focus AF): Switches the AF mode automatically Z(AI Servo AF): For moving subjects S AF PointN Press the <S> button. Pressing <0> toggles the AF point selection between the center AF point and automatic AF point selection. Press the <S> key to select the AF point. you can select the AF point by turning the <6> dial until the desired AF point flashes in red.

When you press the shutter button halfway. the ISO speed setting will be displayed. i Drive ModeN Press the <YiQ> button. 252 . Press the <U> key to select the drive mode.Quick Reference Guide Z: ISO SpeedN Press the <Z> button. Turn the <6> dial or press the <U> key to select the ISO speed. u: i: Q: l: q: Single shooting Continuous shooting Self-timer/Remote control* Self-timer:2 sec Self-timer:Continuous* * The <Q> and <q> drive modes can be selected in all shooting modes. the ISO speed is set automatically. When “AUTO” is selected. then press <0>.

To change the Live View settings. Press the shutter button halfway to focus. 180 shots 253 . Battery Life with Live View Shooting Temperature No Flash At 23°C / 73°F Approx. 200 shots 50% Flash Use Approx. Press the shutter button completely to take the picture.Quick Reference Guide A Live View Shooting Press the <A> button to display the Live View image. use the [6 Live View function settings] menu.

To shoot still photos. Custom FunctionsN 1 Exposure level increments 2 ISO expansion 3 Flash sync.Quick Reference Guide k Shooting Movies Set the Mode Dial to <k>. To stop movie shooting. press <A> again. speed in Av mode 4 Long exposure noise reduction 5 High ISO speed noise reduction 6 Highlight tone priority 7 AF-assist beam firing 8 Mirror lockup 9 Shutter/AE lock button 10 Assign SET button 11 LCD display when power ON 12 Add image verification data 254 . Press the <A> button to start shooting a movie. press the shutter button. Press the shutter button halfway to focus.

Quick Reference Guide Image Playback y u y u Index Magnify Select image S L Erase B Shooting information x Playback 255 .

You can play and edit MOV movies and extract stil images from movies.Software Start Guide EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk This disk contains various software for EOS DIGITAL. Communication Software for the Camera and Computer a EOS Utility You can download images (still images/movies) you have shot with the camera to your computer. Image Viewing and Editing Software c ZoomBrowser EX (Windows) / ImageBrowser (Macintosh) You can view. 256 . Image Viewing and Editing Software b Digital Photo Professional You can view. Can be used by a wide range of users from amateurs to professionals. edit and print shot images on your computer at highspeed. Recommended for novices who are using a digital camera for the first time and amateur users. You can shoot photos remotely by connecting the camera with your computer. It is especially recommended for users who mainly shoot RAW images. Picture Style File Creating Software d Picture Style Editor You can edit Picture Style to your unique image characteristics and create/save an original Picture Style file. edit and print JPEG images on your computer. You can organize and sort images by shooting date or theme. You can edit images with originals remaining unchanged. You can set the various settings of the camera from your computer.

Never connect the camera to your computer before you install the software. “WFT Utility” and “Original Data Security Tools” software for the accessories (sold separately) will also be installed. 2 Insert the EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk (CD). the window for Step 4 appears. 4 Click [Restart]. Follow the windows displayed for the rest of the installation procedure. The software will not be installed correctly. refer to the EOS Utility Instruction Manual (PDF electronic manual). uninstall the software. remove the CD. 3 Click [Easy Installation] to start installation.Installing the Software Compatible OS Windows 7 Windows Vista SP1/SP2/SP3 1 Check that the camera is not connected to your computer. B When installation ends. 5 Once your computer has restarted. If not necessary. To download images from the cameras. 257 .

4 Click [Finish]. 2 Insert the EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk (CD). the window for Step 4 appears.10. To download images from the cameras.6 1 Check that the camera is not connected to your computer. Follow the windows displayed for the rest of the installation procedure. uninstall the software. double-click and open the CD-ROM icon.Installing the Software Compatible OS MAC OS X 10. 5 Remove the CD. and then double-click [Canon EOS Digital Installer].4 . 258 . “WFT Utility” software for the accessories (sold separately) will also be installed. refer to the EOS Utility Instruction Manual (PDF electronic manual). On your computer’s desktop. 3 Click [Install] to start installation. When installation ends. If not necessary.

use the ‘Save’ function of your Adobe Reader. To save the PDF manual to your computer. 3 [MACINTOSH] EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk Copy the PDF Instruction Manuals contained on the CD to your Macintosh. 259 .[WINDOWS] EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk Copy the PDF Instruction Manuals contained on the CD to your computer. Double-click the START. Acrobat Reader (version 6. 3 Double-click the START. Then select your language.0 or later) must be installed to view the Instruction Manual files (PDF format). double-click [My Computer] on the desktop) and then double-click the CD-ROM drive into which you have inserted the CD. BAdobe Reader starts and the index of the Instruction Manuals are displayed. Double-click on the CD icon. BAdobe Reader starts and the index of the Instruction Manuals are displayed. Install Adobe Reader if it is not already installed on your computer.0 or later) must be installed to view the Instruction Manual files (PDF format). To save the PDF manual to your computer. Then select your language. 2 Open the CD. Install Adobe Reader if it is not already installed on your Macintosh.pdf files. 1 Insert the EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk (CD) into the CD-ROM drive of your computer. Click [Start] [My Computer] (in versions other than Windows XP. 1 Insert the EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk (CD) into the CD-ROM drive of your Macintosh. 2 Open the CD. Acrobat Reader (version 6. use the ‘Save’ function of your Adobe Reader.pdf files.

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